Simpson College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

College Hall at Simpson College
College Hall at Simpson College. GrandpaDave / Wikimedia Commons

Simpson College Admissions Overview:

Students applying to Simpson College will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. The school has largely open admissions; in 2016, around 90% of applicants were accepted. Students with average grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a very good chance of getting into the school.

Check out Simpson's website for more information and to start an application.

Admissions Data (2016):

Simpson College Description:

Simpson College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The 75-acre campus sits in the center of Indianola, Iowa, a small city of about 15,000 people. Downtown Des Moines is just 12 miles to the north, and many Simpson College students take advantage of the city to gain hands-on experiences in their fields of study. Business has the highest enrollment of all undergraduate majors, and academics at Simpson are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

The college frequently ranks well among Midwest colleges for both the strength of its programs and its value. Students are highly involved in the college's clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the Simpson College "Storm" compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC).

The college fields nine men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports and has won numerous IIAC championships.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,608 (1,543 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,876
  • Books: $1,253 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,963
  • Other Expenses: $3,284
  • Total Cost: $48,376

Simpson College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,011
    • Loans: $8,894

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Dance, Soccer, Golf, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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