Simpson University (Simpson College)

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Simpson College can be found in Redding, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Simpson College has only approximately 850 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Most of the students accepted into Simpson College had an SAT score in the range of 930 - 1140, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 17 - 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Simpson College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.18. Simpson College accepts about 50 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, about 32 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Simpson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Simpson University was reported as 52.3% in Fall 2020 with over 648 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • Simpson College ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Simpson College Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Simpson University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Simpson University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Simpson University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.2%
  • 2017-2018: 55.6%
  • 2018-2019: 50.0%
  • 2019-2020: 52.3%
  • Projected Simpson College Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 48.6%

How Does Simpson College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Simpson College is eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pacific Union College53.3%
California Maritime Academy76.2%
San Francisco Art Institute90.3%
Holy Names University63.3%

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
  • 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 Reading460 - 580
Math470 - 560
Total Score930 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math16 - 24
Composite Score17 - 23
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