Simpson College

701 North C St, Indianola, IA 50125

About Simpson College

Simpson College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 50% of undergrads are enrolled full time, and between 25% and 49% of students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards master’s degrees in education. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% for undergraduate students are enrolled full-time. Admissions are selective, and fewer than 20% of entering undergrads are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,993
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time73%
 % Part-time27%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.0%
 % Black1.7%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino1.5%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown3.6%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted86%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled31%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT1%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800 / 800
 SAT Math / 800 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$26,837
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$26,837
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid100%
 % Undergraduates with Loans85%
 % Undergraduates with Grants100%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$900
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,319
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,958
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,100
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,100
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,500

Neighborhood Data for the Indianola Area

Median Age33.6
Median Household Income$53,162
Total Population14,688
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.6% 53.4%
 Age 0-952.6%47.4%
 Age 10-1752.2%47.8%
 Age 18-2441.9%58.1%
 Age 25-2954.7%45.3%
 Age 30-3947.0%53.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White98.1%
 % Black0.3%
 % Asian0.2%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,319
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,958
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$591
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%81.4%6.7%
 $500 to $74952.5%11.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99922.5%3.1%28.3%
 Over $100025.0%3.7%6.5%
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