Simpson College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125

(515) 961-1624

(800) 362-2454

Fax: (515) 961-1870



Contact: Deborah Tierney

Vice President for Enrollment
Main Address

701 North C Street

Indianola, IA 50125

(515) 961-1624

www.simpson.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,035

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 389

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,929

Graduate enrollment: 19

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering

Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Simpson College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (515) 961-6251
Website: simpson.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: admissions.simpson.edu/apply/
Address: 701 North C St, Indianola, IA 50125
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,355
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,044 (77% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,666
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,666
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,789

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Simpson College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Simpson College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 26
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 41
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Grand total 4502

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Simpson College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $40,666
Out-of-state $40,666
Books and supplies $1,238

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,633
Out-of-state $8,633

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 360 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 360 100% $31,789
Student loan aid 289 80% $7,342

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,327 95% $25,803
Federal student loans 995 72% $6,599

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Simpson College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Simpson College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,607 776 831
Percent admitted 100% 77% 84%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 17% 19%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Simpson College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,355
Undergraduate enrollment 1,307
Graduate enrollment 48

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Simpson College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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