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Exploreships™

Try new things. Test the outcome. Build off them with more experiences. That is what an Exploreship is all about. 

STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.

Let's do the math

Figuring out the cost of a college education can be confusing. We hear you. AT SIMPSON, NOBODY PAYS THE STICKER PRICE. 

Go to the True Cost Breakdown

$ = The Good Stuff

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS WERE AWARDED $34,393 IN GIFT AID ON AVERAGE LAST YEAR. The good stuff = money that doesn’t need to be repaid. 

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The Simpson Promise

THE SIMPSON PROMISE COVERS THE FULL COST OF TUITION (inclusive of Simpson, federal and state gift assistance) for qualified students from Iowa families with an adjusted gross income at or below $60,000.

Eligible? Get the Details.

Get Moving. Be Legendary.

BE INFLUENTIAL. 

Be noticed, valued and empowered. Identify and define problems that need solving. Lead the next big idea.

BECOME A LEGEND.

Bring your dual or AP credits and let’s get started. It’s not unusual for our students to graduate early, saving money and time.

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Academics

You’re passionate about what you want to study for a reason. Let that drive you!

Studies show active learning boosts academic success, understanding and recall. 

Active Learning Environments

In various classes you’ll get involved in:

  • THE DES MOINES ART SCENE
  • COACHING AND JUDGING SPEECH & DEBATE TOURNAMENTS
  • ENGAGING IN SERVICE LEARNING 
  • POLITICAL ACTIVISM
  • COMPETITIONS AND MORE!

SIMPSON is simply BETTER in 3 distinct ways.

All three build confidence on the job, help you hone, highlight and practice your power skills and demonstrate you have the know-how to get the job done. All make you more marketable and competitive in the job market.

DON’T BLEND IN. GO TO SC. LEARN MORE

12 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio

Nearly 40% of our students are double majors and 46% of the student body are athletes. 

96% of students complete a high-impact practice such as leadership, study abroad, research, field experience or an internship.

Simpson Athletics

There’s nothing quite like working as a team toward a common goal. As a member of any of Simpson’s 19 varsity athletic teams, you’ll do just that. Compete at a high level today. Build camaraderie that will last a lifetime. 

Go to Athletics

YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OF THE STEPS IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS RIGHT HERE. 

  • SUBMIT THE APPLICATION: There is no application fee. 
    Use the First-Year Application: Apply directly to Simpson through our online application.
    Use the Common Application: Add Simpson to the list of schools to send your application.
    Check your application status: If you have already applied.
  • SEND YOUR TRANSCRIPTS
  • SEND YOUR ACT OR SAT SCORES
  • SUBMIT AN EDUCATOR’S RECOMMENDATION FORM (optional – not required)
    Help the admissions committee learn more about you and your academic goals. 
    Use the web form or the PDF form.

It is a good idea to also complete the FAFSA for federal and state aid. You can learn more at financial aidIf you get stuck, just give us a call. We are happy to help! 

Get Involved

DOING IT ALL IN HIGH SCHOOL? WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO IT ALL IN COLLEGE? PERFECT! THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG. Get involved in speech, music, theatre, athletics, Greek life, service, traditions, campus media ... you name it!  

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Simpson's Social Scene?

Grab a group of friends to hit a rave-like dance party, join a sorority or fraternity, choreograph a Yell Like Hell stomp routine, pick up free passes to attractions in Des Moines, join one of 75 intramural activities … and we could go on and on.

 

Simpson is the best

High-quality, active learning environments, dynamic career preparation designed to get you ahead in the job market and a vibrant campus culture makes Simpson the best choice for a degree. 

Active Learning Environments

More Value

Simpson students ranked their major courses as having more valuable content than did students at peer institutions.

Plus, we teach power skills as part of each course - talk about value! 91% of employers cited want employees with power skills.