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Reviews 229 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

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

3 College Freshman

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

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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 Area: 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

Administration: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek community at my school is responsible for organizing and coordinating community and school events that positively effect the philanthropy of the Greek house. No one is criticized for not being involved in Greek life, or for being involved in Greek life. There is no specific stereotype that is linked to Greek life at my school.

3 College Senior

Academics: They have room for improvement, they offer criminal justice classes on and off campus, the better more interesting classes are off campus. This is a problem for student athletes, and students with out transportation.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always something going on if you want to go do something. On the weekends the student advisory board will put on many events from concerts to bingo night to ensure there is always something fun to do for students. They encourage activities that do not involve drinking to create a fun and safe environment.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the exercise science program at simpson. They are very hands on and allow you to work with actual students to get more experience. The classes are awesome with instructors that will go out of their way to make sure you get the best understanding of the class as possible.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and they are very good about educating us on what to do if we ever need help or medical attention. The health facilities are very nice and helpful and the security will make sure if you need a ride home or do not feel safe somewhere they will be there right away to help you and are very nice about it.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not done an internship yet, but at Simpson College they will help find you an internship when it is time for you to do one. They are very helpful and will help you create great connections to get you jobs in the future.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are right in the middle of campus and are pretty nice to live in. Of course, you have to deal with other freshman and their shenanigans, but overall, they are nice to stay in.

2 College Junior

Diversity: There is not much racial diversity and people don't seem to talk much about other types of diversity. But, they don't seem to discriminate, either.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Unless you really like pizza, there are not that many places to eat in Indianola. But, Des Moines is close and they have a lot more to offer.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The cost of parking at Simpson is not too expensive. However, freshmen get the short end of the stick because most of their parking is quite a walk. However, most the streets near campus allow parking, which can be a closer walk.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is not much to do in Indianola, but Des Moines is very close with many attractions. Simpson tries to put on events for the students on weekends as well, so there are things to do. Also, late movies are cheap for students on the weekends, which is nice.


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