B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Simpson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Simpson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
975-1205
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Simpson College

Cost

Net Price
$22,474/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,160/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,165/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,729/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,301/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,131/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,426Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Artsy
    25%
  • Smart
    25%
  • Snobby
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.22 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
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Simpson College Reviews

295 reviews
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Simpson offers a variety of majors and activities. The classes are not bigger than 40 students. This allows professors to get to know their students. If a student is struggling, the professors go out of their way to try to help. I have learned that from experience.
The campus is small and easy to navigate. It feels like a community. Everyone knows each other and are friendly.
There are lots of clubs and activities to involved with. There seems to be something available for everyone.
There are also various opportunities to play a varsity sport or participate in intramural sports.
The classes are challenging and push you to think.
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I enjoy the proximity to the Des Moines Metro area and the career opportunities for internships. The overall vibe of the college is very enjoyable and friendly. I know most people I see around campus and have developed some great relationships with friends. I enjoy the smaller class size so I can ask more questions and have a voice in my own learning. The lack of new enrollment has resulted in some negative outcomes, particularly cutting key support staff, cable, and food services. If the college can bring in more working revenue it will continue to be a great college that I am proud to go to.
Greek life at Simpson is amazing. I feel totally at home at TriDelta, but Non-Greeks and Greeks get along great! Two of my best friends are in a different sorority and the other two aren't Greek affiliated at all, so it isn't cliquey or exclusive. Every chapter on campus supports each other, regardless of affiliation.