Simpson College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Indianola, IA, Simpson College is one of the best universities in the state of Iowa. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Simpson College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Simpson College.

701 N. C Street Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-1624
Web site:

Rankings: Simpson College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.6
Graduation and retention ranking: 117
Average freshman retention rate: 81.5%
6-year graduation rate: 68.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 62%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 6
Faculty resources ranking: 168
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 64.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.4%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 74.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 119
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 22-28
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 28%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 55%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 88.3%
Financial resources rank: 209
Alumni giving rank: 125
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 25.3%

Simpson College History

Essential Facts: Simpson College

  • Simpson College has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it’s not the only school you apply to, even if it’s your school of choice.
  • Simpson College is a Methodist liberal arts college in Indianola, Iowa. In addition to the Indianola residential campus, Simpson has a facility in West Des Moines .
  • Simpson College athletic teams are nicknamed the Storm. Simpson fields men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, American football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and wrestling.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 83%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 23%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 19%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 75%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 85%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook