Simpson College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Simpson College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Simpson College and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,180 out of 1,401 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 50 percent. Simpson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% 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 College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT7%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1150 to 1250||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1050 to 1150||Avg -||76%-84%|
|950 to 1050||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 950||Low||<64%|
Simpson College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #18 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>91%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||84%-91%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||77%-84%|
|18 to 20||Reach||69%-77%|
|Less than 18||Low||<69%|
Avg. High School GPA3.46*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need 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 84% of all applicants.
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)||32%||29%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to Simpson College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||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.
Frequently Asked Questions
7% of students submit their SAT scores to Simpson College. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% 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 1050 and 1250. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.