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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Simpson University is a private, Christian university located in Redding, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 621 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Simpson University acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 60% of students, Simpson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,500.
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
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About Simpson University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference

Simpson University Rankings

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

Simpson University Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$28,482/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,116/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
94%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    49%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
621Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
99
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Friendly
    89%
  • Judgmental and unaccepting Christian
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Religious
    72%
  • Close-knit
    17%
  • Judgemental and unaccepting christians
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Simpson University is an excellent school for those who are looking for a small, Christian university. The majority of students are athletes. Because of this, everyone will show up for home games. The classes are fantastic as their small, and you genuinely get to connect with your professors. The Dorms are fun-filled, and I've lived in two dorm buildings, and in each one, I had the same experience. Everyone makes sure nobody in the hall is a stranger; it makes living in the dorms so fun! At Simpson, you'll find yourself friends who will go to the bluffs with you, go on drives, and calls Jr. at 2 am.
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I am currently in the ASPIRE Adult Studies program at Simpson University. Schedule and workload are great for working adults who would like to finish their degrees while still maintaining a full-time job. HOWEVER, the administration and financial aid have been an absolute nightmare. I had to follow up many times before I was accepted to ensure that the process was moving along. It took 3 months to get the information that I needed. Documents and transcripts have been lost. Scholarships have not been applied. As an incoming student, I expected to be provided with much more information regarding aid applications, admission requirements, etc.. and did not receive the information until I was being penalized for not having it. It has been a very frustrating experience that I wish I would have known about prior to enrolling.
Not only is Simpson in a beautiful location, it maintains high standards in academic excellence, offers a low student to teacher ratio so there's a personal experience, has a new president with great vision and a welcoming personality, is growing in its athletic programs, and has a state-of-the-art science building and highly ranked nursing program. I'm proud to be an alum of SU!