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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Simpson University is a private, Christian university located in Redding, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 619 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Simpson University acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduating 57% of students, Simpson University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,500.
About Simpson University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003
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Simpson University 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
56%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$27,613/ 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
$10,791/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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.16 responses
94%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
619Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
158
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    88%
  • Judgmental and unaccepting Christian
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Religious
    76%
  • Close-knit
    18%
  • Judgemental and unaccepting christians
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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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!
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Simpson University is a small Christian school in Redding, California. I am a member of the women's basketball team and I love my teammates and the coaching staff. Simpson's faculty are genuinely, good-hearted people who want the best for their students. Small class sizes allow for personal connections and real relationships with peers and professors. I am very thankful for Simpson University and its Christian environment which allows me to be submerged in a culture that I can thrive in and connects me with people who have similar values. I pray this school continues to grow financially and increase in students as I know we are coming out of a major slump from previous years. Overall, Simpson University provides an incredible environment if you are looking for a small, close knit Christian school to pursue your educational and/or athletic goals.
Simpson University is a private school that truly cares about the well-being and education of each of their students. The professors there are committed to student success and invest time and energy into making sure that each student gets the classes they need on time and have all of the resources they may find useful to do well in class. In the Sciences and Music Department, as I have experienced, the professors are passionate, professional, and incredibly knowledgeable about their subject. If you are willing or interested in a faith focused school, I would highly recommend Simpson.