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About Simpson University

Simpson University is a private, religious school that was founded in 1921. It is moderately difficult to get into Simpson University. It enrolls around 1,012 students a year, including 790 undergrads.

Simpson University offers early action and does not offer early decision.

Simpson University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Simpson University is 52%. In 2021, 327 out of 627 total applicants were accepted.

Simpson University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Simpson University

Simpson University does not offer early decision. Simpson University offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 21
Tuition $29,750

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Simpson University.

Financial Aid at Simpson University

Simpson University meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,370 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Does Simpson University Have Dorms?

Simpson University offers housing for up to 580 students.

Most Simpson University students live off campus.

Homecoming Weekend, Exposure Film Festival, and and Nite Life are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Simpson University.

What GPA Do I Need For Simpson University?

Simpson University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Simpson University is 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Is Simpson University Test Optional?

Simpson University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 89% submitted the SAT. 40% submitted the ACT.

Want to Score 21 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Simpson University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Simpson University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Simpson University

About 82% of students who start at Simpson University come back the next year. Out of the 157 students who started at Simpson University as first-time freshman, 55 graduate within four years.

Simpson University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 47%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Simpson University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,938 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Simpson University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Simpson University a good school for you?

What is Simpson University's Endowment?

As of 2017, the total market value of the school endowment was $5,914,927. For each full-time student, Simpson University spends about $7,276.

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Where is Simpson University Located?

Simpson University is located in the suburban setting of Redding, California .

If you want to see Simpson University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Redding, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Redding Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Simpson University and Redding are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2211 College View Drive Redding, CA 96003-8606

Campus Setting: Suburban

Simpson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Simpson University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Simpson University is Aug 1.

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


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Simpson University ACT Scores


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18 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Simpson University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Simpson University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Simpson University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Simpson University is like? There are approximately 1,012 students enrolled at Simpson University, including 790 undergraduate students and 222 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from CA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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