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Simpson University Admission Requirements

Redding, California

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Chances of getting into Simpson University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.3%
Admission Difficulty for Simpson University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Simpson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 339 out of 648 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 71 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.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Simpson University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simpson University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
81%
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Simpson University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Simpson University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #63 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Simpson University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >65%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 52%-65%
930 to 1035 Avg - 39%-52%
825 to 930 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 825 Low <27%
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Simpson University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Simpson University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. The school ranks #60 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simpson University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Simpson University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >65%
20 to 23 Avg + 52%-65%
17 to 20 Avg - 39%-52%
14 to 17 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 14 Low <27%
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Simpson University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Simpson University?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #39 in California for highest average GPA. 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Simpson University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 424 224 648
Accepted 222 117 339
Acceptance Rate 52% 52% 52%
Enrolled 61 48 109
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 41% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Simpson University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simpson University and what student information is used for 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 Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Simpson University prefer SAT or ACT?

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Simpson University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Simpson University?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Simpson University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Simpson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1140. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Simpson University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.