Simpson: The Metro Advantage



Imagine the ideal college setting.

You might start with a postcard-pretty campus that features the safe, friendly and nurturing environment of a small town. Think of an oasis, where students can study, make friends and debate the day’s great issues away from the hustle of everyday demands.

But this oasis also would be close enough to the bright lights of a big city that you could decide on a moment’s notice to go shopping, or see a musical, or eat at a great restaurant. The internship and career potential there would be limitless.

Stop dreaming. You’ve found that place.

Call it the Metro Advantage. Simpson College offers what many college and universities cannot – the educational advantages of a small campus setting, as well as the entertainment and professional options available in a thriving metropolitan area.

Think Small: Our student-teacher ratio is 14:1. At Simpson, you will get personalized instruction from professors – not graduate assistants – who will take the time to know your goals and help you achieve them.

Think Big: We’re close enough to Des Moines that we can offer guaranteed internships to every qualified student. This will give you a competitive advantage in finding a job and getting accepted into graduate school.

Think Small: Every student matters at Simpson College. You will find a variety of opportunities, from joining a club or organization to participating on an athletic team. You don’t have to major in theatre or music to find a place on stage here.

Think Big: Des Moines has been ranked No. 1 in “Best Midwest Cities for Young Adults” (The Business Journals, 2013); No. 1 in “Best Places for Business and Careers” (Forbes, 2013); and No. 3 in “Top 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns” (Forbes, 2013). The city is a great place to launch your career.

Think Small: Leadership opportunities abound on campus. In addition, our Engaged Citizenship Curriculum has gained national attention for how it equips students with the skills that businesses and graduate schools demand in today’s modern world.

Think Big: Simpson has been producing generations of successful graduates for 154 years. Many of our graduates have gone on to great careers in the Des Moines area, and they form a supportive alumni network. They know first-hand the value of a Simpson College education and can help you get your start.

Location matters when choosing a college. So does value. We think you’ll agree that Simpson College offers the best of both worlds – and it’s why the Washington Monthly website ranked Simpson as one of the top “Best Bang for the Buck” liberal arts schools in the country.

Your future success begins at Simpson – and that’s a very big thing!

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