701 N. C Street Indianola, IA 50125 515-961-1624
http://simpson.edu/ admiss@simpson.edu
About Simpson College
  • Year of Foundation 1860
  • Size of Campus 63 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 2,035
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%, 40%, 10%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $17,908
  • Room and Board $6,062
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 1,758
Founded in 1860, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Our beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in Indianola, Iowa and offers the best of both worlds: a nurturing academic environment that’s close to the career, internship and entertainment options available in Iowa’s capital city. Most of our professors hold the highest degrees in their field, and they are committed to helping the more than 1,400 students achieve their dreams.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Annual Welcome Week Street Party, All College Sing, Greek Week, Stormy Nights, Campus Day, Homecoming, Drag Show
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 14%
  • Number of honor societies Epsilon Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Mu Alpha, Mu Phi Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Religious Life Community, A. C. T. S (Acknowledging Christ Through Service) After HOurs, Beyond Belief, Bible Studies, Breakfast Club, Catholic Student Organization, Catholic Worker House, Christian Concert Committee, Corne
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 16%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) MSA Multicultural Student Alliance, ISO International Student Organization
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Distance to nearest bus Des Moines, IA (20)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Des Moines, IA (15), Cedar Rapids, IA (14)
  • Distance to nearest train Osceola, IA (30)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 66%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 20%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 26%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Number of students using college housing 70%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (48%), women's dorms (3%), men's dorms (0%), sorority housing (9%), fraternity housing (9%), apartment for single students (27%), other housing options (4%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 51%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 384
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Library Facilities George Washington Carver Collection, Avery O. Craven Collection
  • Number Of Microforms 12,497
  • Computer Courses No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 7,487
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 152,451
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 20
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,552
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 531
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, birth control
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 32%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 960
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 82%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Wells Fargo Financial, Principal Financial Group, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Allied Insurance, Iowa Public Schools
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village