Simpson College

289 reviews
  1. Indianola, IA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Simpson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,229/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,842/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,126/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,960/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,622/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,544/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,466Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Artsy
    27%
  • Smart
    27%
  • Snobby
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    38%
  • Caring
    25%
  • Supportive
    25%
  • ASPIRE program is great for employed students
    13%

After Simpson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

289 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    120
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    3
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