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Simpson College Admissions

If you want to apply to Simpson College, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Simpson College?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Simpson College

Getting into Simpson College is moderately difficult. 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.

What Does Simpson College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Simpson College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Simpson College Application Requirements

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
Interview
Other Requirements guidance counselor recommendation form
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Simpson College?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 73%
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 look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Simpson College has a test optional admissions policy. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Simpson College?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Simpson College?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Simpson College

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

Simpson College Admissions FAQs

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:

Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does Simpson College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Simpson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Simpson College?

No, Simpson College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Simpson College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

87%

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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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Simpson College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Simpson College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1160

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Math SAT Range

530 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 610

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Simpson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.72

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,267

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,030

Out-of-State

$44,030

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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