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- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC
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.
Simpson University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Simpson University Reviews
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.
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!