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Simpson College

Indianola, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%

About Simpson College

Simpson College is a private, religious college in the suburb of Indianola, Iowa. Simpson College was founded in 1860. The college currently enrolls around 1,151 students per year, including 1,127 undergraduate students.

Simpson College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Simpson College. Simpson College admitted 89% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 1,569 students applied to Simpson College and 1,398 were admitted.

Simpson College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%

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Simpson College is located in the town of Indianola, Iowa, in the suburbs of Des Moines.

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College Info

701 North C Street Indianola, IA 50125-1297

Campus Setting: Suburban

Simpson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Simpson College is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Simpson College is Aug 15.

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Simpson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1210 - 1440


Math SAT Range

570 - 720


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Simpson College is like? There are approximately 1,151 students enrolled at Simpson College, including 1,127 undergraduate students and 24 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from IA and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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