Simpson College is on a 85-acre campus in the suburban setting of Indianola, Iowa, not far from Des Moines.
Simpson College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Simpson College has fraternities and sororities.
Simpson College has the Religious Life Community. In fact, more students participate in the Religious Life Community than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Simpson College include Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Intramurals and Multicultural Student Association.
Simpson College students' favorite campus events are Homecoming Week, Campus Day (campus beautification/volunteer service day) and Back to School Stand-Around.
This table offers information on housing at Simpson College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||89%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,344|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||935|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||11%|
Simpson College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Simpson College students live on campus. In 2022, 89% of undergrads at Simpson College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 11% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Simpson College. There are 1,344 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,172 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 935 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Simpson College offers coed housing.
At Simpson College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Simpson College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Gymnastics||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Riflery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Simpson College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Simpson College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Simpson College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Simpson College has SAFE (Simpson Alert for Emergencies) provides phone calls in case of campus security/weather emergencies.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Simpson College, take Interstate 35 and Interstate 80 to Indianola, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Des Moines International airport.
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