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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.

Cost = The Value

Immerse yourself in U.S. Midwestern culture. Our work ethic is strong, our values are deep and our commitment to learning is solid. Employers across the nation frequently seek Midwestern graduates.

Plus, you’ll make lifelong friendships and widen your view of the world. 

Best City in the U.S.

Des Moines was ranked one of the best cities to live in the U.S. for job growth, quality of life and the cost of living.  Simpson is just minutes away so our students frequently take in renowned performers, excellent dining, the art scene, shopping, city culture and more! 

You're Smart!

Studying in the U.S. is a smart choice – especially at Simpson College! 

In a recent student survey, Simpson students ranked “Faculty care about me as in individual” higher than students at other higher education institutions. That’s awesome!

Get Moving. Be Legendary.

International students thrive on our campus and become part of the fabric of our culture. 

BE INFLUENTIAL. 

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

BECOME A LEGEND.

We have dedicated staff focused on your needs and circumstances as an international student. You can count on us!

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

Financial Aid

At Simpson we commit extra effort to make things simple. You will need to begin by completing the International Student Financial Aid Application and the International Certification of Finances

80+ Majors

MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE DOUBLE MAJORS, AND THEY STILL GRADUATE IN 4 YEARS.

Check out all of the majors and minors

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. 

HERE IS A QUICK CHECKLIST:

If you get stuck, just email us. 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. 

Simpson Academics

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.