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Founded in 1860, Simpson College. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,543 full time undergraduate students, and 65 full time graduate students.
The Simpson College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 92 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Simpson College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 50% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Simpson College.
40 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
22 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated Simpson College
I really like it at Simpson College. It has a really great community feeling. I choose it because it felt like home to me. I also play sports so that helps me to get to know people and I have made my best friends through playing on the team. I also really like the small class sizes. The professors get to know you and you get to know most of the people in you classes. Once you get to your major classes, it's hard not to get to know those people because you have all your classes with them. Simpson is a great place to go to school.
It's a good school academics wise, particularly if you're looking at going into music or pre-med. However, housing and food could be better, especially considering it is a private school, and the environment can be a bit much. It is a college, but it is still located in a fairly mid-size town in Iowa. Therefore, there is some discrimination among students and a lot of cliques and competition. There are some great campus organizations to combat this (such as feminist club or PRIDE), but you need to be prepared for what you'd typically see in a small town if you choose Simpson.
Small college town, but great people and atmosphere
It is a great college! Everyone is friendly and welcoming. I have noticed this, not just on campus visits, where first impressions are oh-so-important, also during classes once school actually started. Also the professors are amazing! They are very willing to make things work for you. As a college student, yes, you have to take responsibility and do your work, but if you do so they are going to help you out.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Simpson College is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Believe it or not, I would actually listen to my mother!
Dear High School Senior Adam,
I STRONGLY feel that you should take more difficul classes this year. Take those AP classes that you think will be so hard and a waste of time. They will help you next year! I know that your high school doesn't require you to take semester exams since you haven't missed any days. I also know that you mother will still make you take them if you don't have an A in that class. But instead of just showing up for the test, you should try really hard on them and do your best. Study for them! And, here's a thought......even take the tests in the classes that you have A's in just for practice! Doing these things, Adam, will make the transition to college a whole lot easier, and your Freshman year won't be quite so tough. So don't get "senioritis" like so many of your friends do their Senior year, and challenge yourself! You really won't regret it.
A fun spirited school where people really care about your well-being.
The dorm buildings aren't as clean as they could be and the technology is not always reliable.
Someone from a smaller town should attend this school. There are vast types of people that come here: the artsy types, the athletic types, the international students, all types of students. It's very diverse so nobody really judges anyone else.
The other school I was considering took forever to get my financial aid package information to me. Otherwise they were pretty comparable--small campus, small student:professor ratio. I also think Simpson is different than most other schools (not only the others I considered) in its concern with service and helping everyone.
Just like any other first year student, I was nervous about going to college because all my high school friends went their separate ways. After my first day at Simpson College all my fears and doubts disappeared. My classmates here at Simpson are extremely nice and genuine. The upperclassmen don't show hierarchy to the first years, and you can tell they truly care about you and want to help with any troubles you have. My transition to college was really easy because of the student atmosphere that Simpson had.
Simpson is best knows for the number of their students that actually receive their degree.
Simpson College gave me the help I needed to get back on track after my return from two tours in Iraq. They were so supportive, it brings tears to my eyes, that anyone, or any school would want to help me that much.
I think the most frustrating thing about our school is the fact that it takes our school longer to make decisions on improving things around the campus. In addition to this, some of the other schools are up-to-date with certain things whereas we are not. I know I am on the Student Government Associaiton and work hard with the others on the student senate to makes sure the things we work on when we have meetings will benefit the student body.
The campus is small and easy to get around. The students and staff are very welcoming.
I wish I had known exactly how much it would cost for tuition and room and board. Once I started gaining more and more loans it became more stressful and tougher on me.
If you aren't willing to put your nose to the grindstone and really focus on your education, Simpson isn't the place for you.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Simpson College receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 77% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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