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How hard is it to get into Simpson University and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 244 out of 488 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Simpson University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Simpson University?
Simpson University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #54 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 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1065 to 1160||Avg +||50%-63%|
|970 to 1065||Avg -||37%-50%|
|875 to 970||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 875||Low||<26%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #48 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simpson University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>65%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||50%-65%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||39%-50%|
|16 to 19||Reach||29%-39%|
|Less than 16||Low||<29%|
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 50% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
88% of Simpson University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||37%||35%|
What are the requirements for admission to Simpson University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
81% of students submit their SAT scores to Simpson University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
50% of those who apply are granted admission to Simpson University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1160. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.