Simpson: One of Midwest’s “Great Affordable Colleges”

Simpson College is more than one of the best private colleges in the Midwest.

It’s also one of the most affordable.

Simpson ranked seventh in a list of “50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest” – the top ranking of all colleges and universities in Iowa, public or private.

This is great news for students and parents searching for value as they invest in a college education.

The ranking was compiled by the Great Value Colleges website, which is designed to help people find the best bang for their buck in choosing a school.

The website looked at eight quality indicators, including graduation rate, freshmen retention rate, student-to-faculty ratio, percentage of classes taught by graduate assistants, average entrance ACT score, number of campus organizations and number of academic programs. The ranking also considered affordability and “what a student gets out of college and not how a student gets into college.”

It’s no wonder Simpson performed so well.

Our student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Our students are taught by professors; many hold the highest degrees in their field. Our freshmen retention rate is high, which shows that our students quickly discover that Simpson is the “best fit” for them. Simpson offers 80 majors and minors and 75 clubs and organizations.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Great Value Colleges says:

Get all the benefits of a nurturing, close-knit academic community located in a small town without sacrificing the internships, culture, entertainment, and career options of a big city. Located less than 20 miles south of Des Moines, Simpson College will provide you with an ample assortment of clubs, intercollegiate and intramural sports, and academic programs amidst a community of just 1,400 students. Majors include tons of liberal arts degrees, from Art Education to Sociology, as well as majors for the science- and health-minded, like Biochemistry, Computer Science, and Sports Administration. It’s probably no shock that 82% of freshmen return for their sophomore year! 

An excellent academic environment that produces graduates with the skills employers and graduate schools want. One-on-one personal instruction from experts in their field. A fun, supportive campus dedicated to the success of each student.

All this, and affordable, too?

It’s time for you to visit the Simpson campus and see for yourself why Great Value Colleges considers us a – well, great value.

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Check Simpson out. Great Value Colleges did, and they liked what they found. You will, too!


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