|Applicant Competition||Very 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Simpson College 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Simpson College?
Simpson College typically prefers 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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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
|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%|
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.
*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.
87% of Simpson College 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||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||22%||23%|
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What are the requirements for admission to Simpson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|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=154350 IPEDS survey data for Simpson College.
7% of students submit their SAT scores to Simpson College. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.