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Simpson College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,897
Total Undergrads
Including 492 Part-time
375
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 13 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $41,604)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,496)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 31 27 - -
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 28 24 - -
Football 133 - - -
Golf 12 5 - -
Soccer 25 21 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Swimming 4 5 - -
Tennis 11 10 - -
Volleyball - 26 - -
Wrestling 19 - - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.6%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 86.2%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Simpson College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 9
Reviews Dorm Life
  • O #25 from Indianola, IA
  • 3
  • The dorm life is remarkable. They have a freshman dorm and a sophmore dorm for both classes but the upper classes which are the Junior and Seniors get to live…

  • Jun-02-2012 Read More
  • Macy from Des Moines, IA
  • 5
  • The dorms here are much nicer than any other college I have visited. The floors are carpeted, the building is air conditioned, the school provides the lofting bunk beds, and…

  • Jul-16-2012 Read More
  • Emily from Colorado Springs, CO
  • 4
  • Freshman dorm rooms are decently sized, well kept, and centrally located on campus. Upperclassmen dorms are suite-like. Student's keep their doors open when they want company and many other's stop…

  • Sep-07-2012 Read More
  • Ell from Indianola, IA
  • 1
  • The dorm's are awful, there is nothing good about them. You do not have to pay for laundry which is cool, I guess. People will disrespect your area and every…

  • Nov-17-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Benjamin from Des Moines
  • Mar-05-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Evidentially one of the coffee shops is named after a girl ghost of a former student who died falling down the stairs. I didn't try the food during my visit, but there looked to be ample options.

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  • 3
  • Brianna from Des Moines, IA
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Some food ends up being really good like their Crab Rangoon pizza or loaded baked potato soup, but it gets repetitive quickly. There's not much of a variety and the schedules aren't very friendly if you're fond of midnight snacks. Also, it gets expensive if you don't watch what you're buying. That being said, the board/flex plans they have available make it easy to get your food each semester instead of some schools who have it daily or weekly. You eat when you need to.

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  • 2
  • Student from Minnesota
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Not a lot of food options, but they are continuously trying to incorporate more choices into their options. The dining hall is not my favorite, there always seems to be the same thing for every meal. But walmart is a short walk away and the Kent Center has a few other food options that offer a little more variety.

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  • 4
  • N/A
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Although, there is a little variety of food, you can manage it by being creative with your options. But it can get boring after a while. The food isn't as bad a you think, according to students and staff it is way better than a few years ago. And, the food staff is always improving. We have a main dining hall, Pfieffer, where many students eat. Then, in our student center, we have Tyler's Grille, Au Bon Pain, Red Mango, and Millie's (aka Starbucks).

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  • 2
  • Ayana from Indianola, IA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    This is one of the worst features at Simpson. The food is poor and normally takes forever for the staff to make. Hopefully this will have improved by the time you get here.

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  • 4
  • Alyssa from Limon, CO
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    For a college, the food is actually pretty good. There are three main places to eat: Pfeifer is buffet style (cheaper, but not as flavorful), ABP is like a sandwich/soup shop (average-priced, and healthy too!), and Tyler's is a grill (a little on the expensive side, and flavorful, but not very healthy). Basically there's something to satisfy any craving you might have.

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  • 4
  • Kait
  • Jan-17-2014 I am a current student here

    There's the dining hall and then a lot of little places in the student center.

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  • 4
  • Jacob from Bettendorf, IA
  • Jan-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Like most colleges, Simpson College has a dinning hall with many different options of food.

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  • 4
  • Tori Caddell from Idianola, IA
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Here at Simpson, there are multiple places to enjoy a quick lunch, or sit down for dinner with friends. If you happen to be a picky eater, Simpson has a variety of choices ranging from burgers, to salads, or even a buffet!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Brianna from Des Moines, IA
  • Nov-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not in Greek Life, but the people who are love their sisters/brothers. The Greek people are approachable and not closed off in their own groups. There's always something being hosted by the Greeks to go to like Spaghetti nights or BINGO. You can be included there or just make friends, there's no pressure and whether you're interested in going Greek or not, rushing is one of the most fun things to do that first week.

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  • 0
  • N/A
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Fraternity and sorority life can foster the education of the whole person: intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Brotherhood and sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy, and scholarship are but a few of the areas in which the fraternity and sorority community at Simpson aspires to achieve excellence. Greek Brotherhood & Sisterhood: A sense of unity and friendship forms among members of an individual chapter, as well as among everyone in the same chapter across the nation. The bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are forged throughout the member's active participation in the chapter and last for a lifetime. Leadership: Greeks are highly involved in student leadership positions at Simpson. Membership in Greek organizations provides excellent opportunities to get involved, assume responsibility and develop leadership skills. Philanthropy: Simpson Greeks contribute many hours each semester to philanthropies and service projects. The opportunities you will encounter to give of yourself for the sake of helping others are endless. From children's hospitals to cancer foundations, Simpson Greeks are actively supporting worthy causes. Scholarship: At Simpson, one of the most important aspects of Greek Life is scholarship. Good scholarship is a prerequisite to becoming an initiated member of a Greek organization. Greeks at Simpson have consistently proven their academic abilities by their recognition and involvement in campus honor societies.

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  • 0
  • Ayana from Indianola, IA
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not in a sorority but if that's your cup of tea, you'll love it here. It's cult-ish and every proudly wears their letters and dresses to pin once a week.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Limon, CO
  • Mar-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Rushing at Simpson is a fun experience. There's a sorority/fraternity for everyone who wants to join one, and they stay really involved both on and off campus. I would recommend rushing just to try it. It's fun even if you don't pledge!

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Bettendorf, IA
  • Jan-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Simpson's Greek life is a great experience for students. With Simpson, they can still have the small college experience, with the Greek life. There are I believe 3 fraternity houses and 3 sorority houses. They may not have as many houses as per say, Iowa State, but they still have that small taste of how Greek life may have gone at a bigger school.

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  • 0
  • Tori Caddell from Idianola, IA
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    At Simpson, there are three houses for the girls, and four for the boys. The students part of Greek Life get others involved at Simpson by hosting bomb fires, or a beginning of there dance.

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  • 0
  • Jonathan from Grimes, IA
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Gotta go Greek? The Greek Life on Campus is one of the Best I've seen, each Fraternity and Sorority is full of lively dwellers who take pride in their group.

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  • 0
  • Anna from Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Feb-26-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is wonderful. I'm in a female fraternity ( ;) ), and it is one of the greatest things I've ever done. I love my sisters, and the entire process one takes to go through bidding is long, but totally worth it in the end.

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