Simpson University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Simpson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Simpson University? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 327 out of 627 applicants were admitted making Simpson University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Simpson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Simpson University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Simpson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >65%
1060 to 1180 Avg + 52%-65%
940 to 1060 Avg - 39%-52%
820 to 940 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 820 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Simpson University?

Admission data indicates that Simpson University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simpson University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Simpson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >65%
21 to 24 Avg + 52%-65%
18 to 21 Avg - 39%-52%
15 to 18 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 15 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Simpson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Simpson University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Simpson University accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Simpson University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Simpson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 396 231 627
Accepted 194 133 327
Acceptance Rate 49% 58% 52%
Enrolled 79 39 118
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 29% 36%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simpson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Simpson University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Simpson University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123457 IPEDS survey data for Simpson University.