Indianola, IA
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Reviews 169 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Parking: It's okay, but far to walk.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Student center offers great entertainment and its free.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not any pressure to do drugs or alcohol

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Learning a lot about other people

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe here

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love it here and would encourage anybody

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The student aid staff was very helpful

4 College Freshman

Computers: Good availability and knowledgeable staff

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of fun people with great attitudes

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Simpson offered me the best scholarships and they had an extra scholarship day that earned me even more money. The financial aid office is so helpful and friendly. Everyone is willing to work with you!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink. Not too much peer pressure. Policies are enforced if you are caught underage drinking or using drugs.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Indianola feels like home. Everyone is friendly!

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Some diversity in race. People from cool places.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Frats and apartments have good parties.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Warm in summer, cold in winter. Iowa weather!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a transfer student, so I have not lived in the freshman/sophomore dorms at Simpson. I have heard that the dorms are small, but the options for juniors and seniors are excellent. Apartments, Greek houses, and theme houses are all spacious and in great condition!

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Simpson College campus is always clean and beautiful. The buildings, scenery, and foliage are consistently well-maintained.

Program-wise, the Elementary Education program is fantastic. The advisors and professors do everything they can to help students. Also, the TRIO (Student Success Services) program is a great help to students like myself who are dealing with general or financial stress, test anxiety, counseling, and tutoring.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports at Simpson College are a big deal. Football games are always filled with school spirit, and basketball games are as well. There are usually emails, posters, T-Shirt offers, and events promoting sporting events campus-wide. It is great!

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Iowa is unpredictable. I don't blame Simpson at all, but when it snows or rains, the walk to class seems a little long. The sidewalks are always plowed during winter, and that is very helpful. During winter storms, classes are usually cancelled because of professors commuting from Des Moines (city 10-15 minutes away). I think Simpson does a good job of handling the weather.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Life on Simpson campus is wonderful. The scenery is gorgeous, and it is obvious that such hard work is put into it every day. Buildings are always kept clean, and campus grounds are maintained regularly. Living on Simpson campus is just as good. There are many housing options. I live in a campus apartment, and it is a great size and in great condition. All of Simpson's dorms, apartments, Greek houses, and theme houses are in excellent condition and worth living in. There are also many campus activities every day. Posters and emails are a great way to spread the word, and it works. Along with all of that, the staff is very caring. Simpson College is a great school.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is hardly any off campus apartments. Everyone just lives on campus all four years. The only time people live off is over the summer.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Indianola is very small with a Walmart and a couple of fast food places. Luckily, it is right near Des Moines so as long as you have a car it is difficult to get too bored here.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are the best maintained. They are new and clean but once you get out of freshman living, the quality slowly dissipates. My junior year I was living in a tiny, beat up apartment with three roommates. Since most students live on campus all four years, upperclassmen fight very hard for the "best" apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Students are required to live on campus all four years, or however long they are a student. We have amazing options for student housing including dorms for all first year students, sweet stile living, and tons of on campus apartments. No one option costs more than the other and all residence halls are well kept, include individual temperature control, and have most basic necessities. The only downfall is that there is no option for married students unless they petition to live off campus, and if you live off campus your scholarships are reduced.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The policies involving underage drinking and drug use are pretty strict, as they should be; however, policies involving other social issues are pretty lenient. At Simpson we take academic dishonesty very seriously. If you do get in trouble in the residence halls most of the time you are given a warning for the first incident after that you are written up and/or fined.


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