Simpson College

289 reviews
  1. Indianola, IA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  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
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 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 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Smart
    38%
  • Artsy
    13%
  • Snobby
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.16 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
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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.5 responses

Reviews

289 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    120
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    3
So far at Simpson I have found it difficult to make friendships and even acquaintances. Everyone seems to have their Groups and to be closed-off from making new connections. I started in January, so that may be part of the reason, but I think for new students or transfer students this can be a big problem.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
This school focuses on academics which is important when gaining an education. There are various ways to stay involved throughout the year.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
My overall experience has been wonderful. My class sizes are small which gives me one-on-one attention, the campus is small and easy to maneuver, and the people who are attending the school care greatly about their academics. If I were to go through the process of choosing a college again, I wouldn't pick any different than I have.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago