If you are considering submitting an application to Simpson College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Simpson College's admissions stats.
|Simpson College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||8%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||71%|
These are the application deadlines for Simpson College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||––|
Simpson College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
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 91% of students, around 1,208 from the 1,330 applicants.
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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Simpson College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Simpson College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Simpson College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Simpson College, all applicants 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 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 72% submitted a class rank. At Simpson College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At Simpson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Simpson College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Simpson College looks 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 2022, 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.
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:
• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit
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 your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Simpson College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Simpson College is 91%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Simpson College?
❌ Simpson College does not offer early decision.
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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 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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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18 and Less
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Simpson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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