Simpson College

701 N C St, Indianola, United States
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Overview of Simpson College

About this school

Simpson, founded in 1860, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 68-acre campus is located in Indianola, 12 miles from Des Moines.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,432
    • Men:652 (45.5%)
    • Women:780 (54.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Simpson College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
701 North C Street
City, State, Zip
Indianola, IA  50125-1297
Phone
(515) 961-1624
Fax
(515) 961-1498
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Guidance counselor recommendation form required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,265 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 575 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 690 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
372 (36%) of 1,044 admitted students enrolled
Women
180 (35%) of 510 admitted students enrolled
Men
192 (36%) of 534 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,144 (75.22195318805488%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,380 (16.10361658787809%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,323 (2.542372881355932%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,191 (6.132057342711096%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Simpson College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001887
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
296 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
255 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
255 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (29.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$31,851
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 253 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,115
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 177 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,660
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 52 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
39 (13.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,897

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,272 (99.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,055 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,051 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
230 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$29,443
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,032 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,867
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 825 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,299
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 143 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
195 (15.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,045

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,155
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,377

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


104

Part-Time Faculty


90

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


44%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
564,014

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
425
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Simpson College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Professional Ethics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


15,108

Nearest Metropolitan Area


85 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Des Moines

Weather


Temperature
10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Des Moines
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Des Moines
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Osceola

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


77% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


23%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Thunder Cat
School Colors
Red and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Simpson College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, religious life community, campus activities board, student government association, residence hall association, intramurals

Sororities


24% of women participate

Fraternities


24% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,280

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,432
Women
780
Men
652

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.7% White
  • 5.9% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 6 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


47

Student Resources

Study resources