Simpson College
Indianola, IA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
87%
Acceptance Rate
1,300
Students Applied
53%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
46
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15
Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
3
71%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1122
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
590
Reading
25th
540
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
38%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
21
Top 25%
46
Top 50%
81

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
I would highly recommend stopping by during Private College Week for the tour and if you decided to really make a commitment to Simpson, befriend your destination leader during your personal tour. They will be a great help for EVERYTHING during your school year.
Rebecca from Indianola, IA
Try to visit when school is in session. They will even let you sit in one of the classes and observe. Make an appointment for a private tour. If you are into music programs, ask for time with the department head.
Benjamin from Des Moines
If you have any questions, talk to an admissions counselor. They are so helpful and will go out of their way to make sure you get all of your questions answered before moving in, and that your transition to college is a smooth one.
Student from Minnesota
If Simpson is on your college list, come tour the campus! There's no better way to figure out what college is the one for you than going on a visit. Plus, Simpson's campus is really beautiful year round!
Alyssa from Limon, CO
The biggest tip I have for prospective students would be to not be afraid of talking to the professors. The professors aren't like high school teachers. They will help you with absolutely anything and will take as much time out of the day as needed to make sure that you succeed to the best of your ability.
Anna from Cedar Rapids, IA
Go out for any interesting clubs on campus because they're the fastest way to become friends with a lot of people. Watch out for the food and dorms, both of them aren't as awesome as they may originally seem. Also, beware the squirrels, Simpson's squirrels will stare you down until you move out of their way.
Brianna from Des Moines, IA
Where ever you chose to attend college, make sure you study hard and work on time management.
Tori Caddell from Idianola, IA
Make sure that you tour campus! There are a lot of opportunities at Simpson as there are at other colleges, but at Simpson there is a tighter community. Be sure that you take into consideration that Simpson is a small college.
Emily from Colorado Springs, CO
Plan early! It's never too early to begin searching for colleges that will fit your needs!
Jordyn from Hartford, IA

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