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Simpson College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1860
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 2,030
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $71,347,121
Admissions Address

701 N. C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Website

http://www.simpson.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@simpson.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Deb Tierney
Admissions office telephone: (800) 362-2454
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 3 3
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 88%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 88%
Total applicants: 1,199
Total acceptances: 1,053
Total freshman enrollment: 454
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 536
Male acceptances: 449
Male freshman enrollment: 200
 
Female applicants: 663
Female acceptances: 604
Female freshman enrollment: 254
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile

Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 57%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 3%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):

Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 98%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.6% 9.7% 3.5%
24-29 45.6% 39.8% 44.5%
18-23 45.6% 45.3% 46.2%
12-17 0.2% 5.2% 5.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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