Simpson University

2211 College View Dr, Redding, United States
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Overview of Simpson University

About this school

Simpson, founded in 1921, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located in Redding, north of San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:790
    • Men:268 (33.9%)
    • Women:522 (66.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Simpson University 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2211 College View Drive
City, State, Zip
Redding, CA  96003-8606
Phone
(530) 226-4600
Fax
(530) 226-4861
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Christian commitment required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
52% of 627 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 396 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 231 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
236 (72%) of 327 admitted students enrolled
Women
156 (80%) of 194 admitted students enrolled
Men
80 (60%) of 133 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

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
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,350 (67.63942129343391%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,350 (20.65042661060962%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,648 (4.07567701248918%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,087 (7.634475083467293%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Simpson University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 2
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001291
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
114 (97.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
95 (83.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
95 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
13 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$22,370
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 95 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,658
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 73 (76.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,758
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 61 (64.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
19 (16.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,624

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
702 (94.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
628 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
625 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
70 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$17,174
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 542 (86.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,606
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 497 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,593
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 83 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (3.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,039

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,938
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
13.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,229

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


43

Part-Time Faculty


96

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


17%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 49% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
502,115

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
50
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


35.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


43.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Christian Studies
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Divinity, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


90,755

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 90.4 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
9 mile(s) from campus in Redding
Nearest Bus Station
Redding
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Redding

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


41% 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


59%

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
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Vanguards
School Colors
Red, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Simpson University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, summer missions trips, biology club, boxing club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


741

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
790
Women
522
Men
268

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 3.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.5% Asian
  • 4.0% Black/African-American
  • 15.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.9% White
  • 9.1% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 9 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


222

Student Resources

Study resources