Simpson College

Indianola, IA, USA
3.63 Average Rating

Simpson College is a private, 4-year institution established in Indianola, Iowa. Simpson features a unique Engaged Citizenship core curriculum which includes the Simpson Colloquium for first years as well as a Senior Capstone project. The college is also home to the only U.S. fully-student-cast undergraduate opera program, which hosts performances that are free of charge for enrolled students. Research is emphasized across each of Simpson's fields of study, so students have the chance to partake in undergraduate research projects throughout their college career.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
97%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1104
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,608
Total Number of Undergrads
1,543
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
78%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,120
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,663
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,663
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,963
Books and Supplies
$1339

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,011
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,034
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,707

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,894
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
77%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Simpson Storm
School Colors
Red/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Simpson College is home away from home. The small town community and the college work together to give students the best opportunities possible. Resources are easily accessible and the education gained here is excellent.
Emily from Colorado Springs, CO
Small campus and very quiet. I got a personal tour while classes were in session which was cool. Met with an admissions advisor who answered all of my questions.
Benjamin from Des Moines
Simpson College is an all-around great private school that allows for personal connections with professor, plenty of opportunities, and is a great learning environment. The benefits of a small college are so great, and my experience at Simpson has been nothing short of great.
Student from Minnesota
Simpson is a great place to get your college experience if you're looking for a school that will make you feel important rather than just another number. The faculty are all very friendly and understanding, and the students are the same way. If you're looking for a school that cares about you as an individual, choose Simpson.
Alyssa from Limon, CO
Simpson College is an amazing campus where I have grown immensely. I absolutely love Simpson, and others do too, though no college is perfect. It's a beautiful place to be.
Anna from Cedar Rapids, IA
You'll never meet a more inclusive campus filled with friends and faculty that want you to succeed. The academics are fantastic as well as the opportunities the campus works to give each student. If you want to go to a college where you'll make connections that'll last a lifetime and find success as well, it's the right place to go.
Brianna from Des Moines, IA
Simpson College is a great school to attend if you are going for a small community or a student-teacher connection. The classes range from 15-40 students (and there is always an open spot in class). Simpson provides their students with the education and help needed to make it to their future goals.
Tori Caddell from Idianola, IA

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