Simpson College

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Simpson College can be found in Indianola, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled each year at Simpson College.

The majority of students getting into Simpson College got an SAT score in the range of 1030 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 - 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Simpson College average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 80% with 23% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Simpson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Simpson College was reported as 80.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,610 college applications submitted to Simpson College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Simpson College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Simpson College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Simpson College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.5%
  • 2017-2018: 83.9%
  • 2018-2019: 84.2%
  • 2019-2020: 80.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.0%

How Does Simpson College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Simpson College is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mercy College of Health Sciences97.8%
Drake University67.6%
Grand View University95.9%
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary62.5%
Central College65.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Simpson College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 640
Math530 - 610
Total Score1030 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 25
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