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Simpson University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Simpson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.6%
Admission Difficulty for Simpson University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Simpson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate. Last year, 312 out of 561 applicants were admitted making Simpson University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Simpson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Simpson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1170

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

Simpson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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
1250 and Above Good >68%
1165 to 1250 Avg + 56%-68%
1080 to 1165 Avg - 43%-56%
995 to 1080 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 995 Low <31%
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Simpson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 36 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
23 and Above Good >71%
20 to 23 Avg + 56%-71%
18 to 20 Avg - 45%-56%
16 to 18 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 16 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 56% 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

High School Class Rank

88% of Simpson University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Simpson University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Simpson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 350 211 561
Accepted 203 109 312
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 56%
Enrolled 59 41 100
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 38% 32%

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.