Simpson College

701 North C St., Indianola, IA 50125
Tel: (515) 961-1624
Private, non-profit | 2,039 students
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Simpson College is a selective, church-related, liberal arts college dedicated to excellence in private higher education. Simpson education is based on the best traditions of the liberal arts, meaning our students develop critical thinking skills that prepare them for life-long learning.

School Overview:

Simpson College
CountyWarren County, IA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
124 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,039 students1,633 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,507 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
7 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Total Dormitory Capacity1,224571
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid99%96%
Percent Admitted89%64%
ACT English (25-75%)21-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2720-25

School Notes:

  • Simpson students thrive in an environment that fosters personal growth and development as well as academic achievement. The college endeavors to provide each of its approximately 2,000 students with the resources and experiences to assist them on their journey to becoming a mature, whole person.
  • The curriculum includes more than 80 majors, minors and pre-professional programs. A 4-4-1 academic calendar provides students with many learning opportunities including internships, career observations and study programs both in the United States and abroad.
  • Eighty-four percent of students are involved in student government, newspaper, yearbook, radio, intercollegiate and intramural sports, Greek life, departmental activities, honor and professional groups, music, drama, religion and other interest groups.
  • Simpson's campus is a great place to call home and living on campus is an integral part of the Simpson Experience. Our 73 acre tree-lined campus is bordered on the north by one of the city's largest parks. Simpson offers many residential experiences including residence halls, apartment-style living, theme houses and an active Greek system.
  • Simpson is also the summer home of internationally recognized Des Moines Metro Opera.
  • Noted scientist George Washington Carver began his college career at Simpson in 1890.
  • Simpson College has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association since 1913.
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Nearby Schools:

Simpson College
0 mi. away
Grand View University
17.7 mi. away
Central College
33.5 mi. away

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