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Study at Simpson College

Simpson College was established in 1860, and is a private co-educational institution of liberal arts located in Indianola, Iowa. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 80 acres. Simpson College offers academic programs in a number of subjects including arts, biology and environmental science, political science, psychology, and English, among others. Several weekend and evening programs are also offered by the institution.

Simpson College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The teams are nicknamed as the Storm. They participate in sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, softball, and swimming. The college also sponsors dance squads and a cheerleading team.

Profile of Simpson College

Simpson College is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Indianola, IA. The school has a United Methodist religious affiliation. Simpson College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

There is a relatively broad range of courses and programs available at Simpson College. The most common major fields study at the school include mathematics, science, media, art studies, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Simpson College Selectivity

Simpson College does not admit all applicants.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Simpson College, in 2007, had 2, 039 students (1, 716 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Simpson College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Simpson College makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

Simpson College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management114business, marketing studies, accounting, international business
Liberal Arts85liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, economics, Spanish language, sociology, German language, . . .
Science46biology, physics, biochemistry, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy33sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, health and fitness
Media32communication studies, journalism courses
Security and Law Enforcement22criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling21psychology
Art Studies12art studies
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, computer science
Education and Teaching8music teaching, physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, teacher ed
Religion and Philosophy8religion, philosophy
Music7music performance, music
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science

Contact: Simpson College

Simpson College

701 North C St

Indianola, IA 50125

General Phone: (515) 961-6251


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