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Simpson, founded in 1860, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 68-acre campus is located in Indianola, 12 miles from Des Moines.

Website: simpson.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,305
Undergraduate
Students
(53.0%) 691 Women
(47.0%) 614 Men
54
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 1,611 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.71
SAT Math
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,698
Tuition and Fees
$42,246
Room and Board
$9,282
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$38,637
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,775
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Indianola Population
15,108
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Des Moines
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
77% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Thunder Cat
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.5% White
4.0% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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