Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB-
Simpson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management58Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies31Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities21Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science19Graduates
- Elementary Education18Graduates
- Computer and Information Studies16Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
After Simpson College
- Very Good115
There is a lot to see and do in the area. I greatly enjoy living here. The only reason I will not remain in this town is because I want to go on to graduate school, and I want to conduct research to institute important changes in mental health care once I get my Ph.D. There are tons of local parks to play sports in, that contain playgrounds, that contain picnic areas, lots of enjoyable landscaping, and even a really nice dog park. There are farmer's markets, markets on the square, fresh produce vendors, lots of quaint small shops in Indianola and in Valley Junction in Des Moines, there are 4 large malls, many pet stores, lots of other retail locations, many medical professionals to choose from (including 4 hospitals), outdoor and indoor concerts, State and County Fairs, the Renaissance Faire, Living History Farms, the Des Moines Art Festival, the Science Center, the Art Center, the Botanical Gardens, many libraries, the National Balloon Museum, Adventure Land, YMCAs, Gyms, Wineries, Comedy Clubs, Theater and Opera, Art Galleries, the Blank Park Zoo, the Iowa State Capital, the State Historical Museums, Strip Clubs, Bars, Cultural Festivals, other assorted smaller museums, the Weavers and Spinners Guild, an SCA chapter, and probably much, much more!
- College Junior
- Sep 3 2014
Once you get to live in the apartments is when things get better! Living in the freshmen dorms is nice first year because you're around people your age and can just walk down the halls and find open doors, and you have communal bathrooms. I didn't live in the second year areas, but they're pretty much the same expect there are less people sharing a bathroom. After your first two years, or if you live wit upperclassmen and area a sophomore, you can live in the apartments and these are nice because they have everything you need, most have a dishwasher, but all of them come with furniture and a fridge.
- College Sophomore
- Apr 21 2015
Greek life at Simpson is amazing. I feel totally at home at TriDelta, but Non-Greeks and Greeks get along great! Two of my best friends are in a different sorority and the other two aren't Greek affiliated at all, so it isn't cliquey or exclusive. Every chapter on campus supports each other, regardless of affiliation.
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago