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College Profile: Simpson College

 
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Simpson College is a four-year, coeducational liberal arts institution situated in Indianola, Iowa, USA, and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Simpson is a small school with approximately 1,500 full-time students and nearly 500 part-time students. In addition to the main campus in Indianola, the college has classroom facilities in West Des Moines and Ankeny. Simpson has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. In the 2004 report, Simpson College was named number 1 in the "Best Value" category for midwestern comprehensive colleges. The Des Moines Metro Opera makes its home on the Simpson campus with performances held during the summer at the Blank Performing Arts Center. Operas are normally performed with English supertitles and are open to all. The 85 acre tree-lined campus is bordered on the north by Buxton Park. Simpson blends tradition with practicality which is reflected in the architecture on campus. Many of the buildings have been renovated in keeping with their historic past, and new buildings blend the traditional look of the campus with an energetic dimension. The most notable exceptions to this are the theatre building and the student center. Both are shining examples of the Brutalist architecture that dominated American campus construction in the 1970s. Simpson's housing offers a variety of residential experiences including traditional residence halls, apartment-style living, theme houses and an active Greek system. All residences on campus come with air conditioning, lofted beds, carpet, furniture, social lounges and wireless internet. College and Character, A national initiative of the John Templeton Foundation, names Simpson College as one of 60 colleges that offer students an exemplary first-year program. Peterson's Competitive Colleges guide features Simpson as one of approximately 440 colleges and universities that the top students in the nation attend. Located 12 miles (19 km) south of Des Moines, Simpson students have easy access to various attractions, resources, and employment opportunities in the Greater Des Moines area.
 
701 North C St
Indianola, IA
50125
515-961-6251 (general)
515-961-1630 (financial aid)
515-961-1624 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Town: Fringe
Calendar System Four-one-four plan
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation United Methodist

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Simpson College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
2,404 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
1,388 Fall Applicants1,338 Total Dormitory Capacity
1,231 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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