If you are considering submitting an application to Simpson College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|Simpson College 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||8%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||71%|
Simpson College does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Simpson College. Simpson College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Simpson College accepted 87% of students, around 1,126 of the 1,300 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Simpson College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Simpson College must submit the following items. Double check with Simpson College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||guidance counselor recommendation form|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Simpson College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At Simpson College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Simpson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||26%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
Simpson College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Simpson College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 8% of Simpson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 71% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Simpson College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Simpson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Simpson College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Simpson College students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Simpson College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Simpson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Simpson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Simpson College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Simpson College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Simpson College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Simpson College.
Does Simpson College accept transfer credits?
Simpson College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Simpson College accepts:
Does Simpson College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Simpson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Simpson College?
No, Simpson College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Simpson College's acceptance rate?
Simpson College's acceptance rate is 87%.
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How hard is it to get into Simpson College? Simpson College is a somewhat selective institution. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Simpson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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