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 two thousand students enrolled each year at Simpson College.

Many students at Simpson College scored in the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Simpson College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 88% with 33% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at simpson.edu.

Overall Simpson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

88.0%

The overall acceptance rate for Simpson College was reported as 88.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,300 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: 21 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Simpson College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 88.5%
  • 2010-2011: 86.2%
  • 2011-2012: 84.8%
  • 2012-2013: 88.7%
  • 2013-2014: 88.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 87.5%

How Does Simpson College Compare?

88.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Simpson College is fifty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
AIB College of Business68.9%
Grand View University95.4%
Central College65.8%
William Penn University57.7%
Grinnell College35.1%

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 Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants1,30245.2%54.8%
Admitted1,14642.6%57.4%
Enrolled37740.3%59.7%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Simpson College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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