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Indianola, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Simpson College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.5%
Admission Difficulty for Simpson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Simpson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,293 out of 1,607 applicants were admitted making Simpson College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Simpson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Simpson College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Simpson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Simpson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Simpson College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 7 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 College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >87%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 80%-87%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 70%-80%
920 to 1030 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 920 Low <58%
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Simpson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Simpson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Simpson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Simpson College 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simpson College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Simpson College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >87%
22 to 25 Avg + 80%-87%
19 to 22 Avg - 70%-80%
16 to 19 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 16 Low <58%
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Simpson College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Simpson College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Simpson College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Simpson College was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Simpson College accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.46 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

87% of Simpson College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Simpson College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Simpson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 831 776 1,607
Accepted 698 595 1,293
Acceptance Rate 84% 77% 80%
Enrolled 162 130 292
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 22% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simpson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Simpson College 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 Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Simpson College
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=154350 IPEDS survey data for Simpson College.

FAQs

Does Simpson College prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to Simpson College. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Simpson College?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Simpson College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Simpson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1250. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Simpson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.