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EXPERIENCE Once you get here, you’ll feel it. That sense of home. That challenge. That commitment to something bigger. At Simpson College, we’re not afraid to take the lead. You can see it in how our people think. Create. Innovate. Serve their communities and their world. It’s an attitude. A belief. A state of mind.
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APPROACH Learning at Simpson is anything but ordinary. This is where you will find PROFESSORS who will take the time to know and work alongside you to help you achieve your goals. This is where you will find CLASSES designed to provide what employers and graduate schools are looking for. This is where you will find the GUIDANCE to match your specific talents and abilities to an academic major.
“I CHOSE SIMPSON BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE HOME. I KNEW SIMPSON WAS A PLACE I COULD GROW AND BECOME A LEADER—IT IS A PLACE THAT TRULY NURTURES AND CARES ABOUT ME.” |
-EMMA SCHLENKER ’19 Multimedia Journalism Major Phoenix, Arizona
IT’S A DIFFERENT KIND OF THINKING AT SIMPSON. The kind that reshapes an entire curriculum so students develop the knowledge, creativity and skills that 21st century employers are looking for.
It’s learning brought to life.
LIVE A beautiful campus community you can call home. Our gorgeous campus sits on 85 tree-shaded acres in Indianola, Iowa, a growing community of close to 15,000. Simpson has been part of Indianola for over 150 years, just south of one of Americaâ€™s great cities, Des Moines. Indianola is a charming community with a downtown square a few blocks from campus. You will find a movie theater, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. Indianola is also home to The National Balloon Classic, great bike and hiking trails, Lake Ahquabi State Park and the Des Moines Metro Opera.
“I WAS ABLE TO TURN MY INTERNSHIP INTO A FULL-TIME OFFER. I HAD A JOB WAITING FOR ME WHEN I GRADUATED FROM SIMPSON.” - B R I T TA N Y F R E Y ’ 1 7 | Accounting Major | Lisbon, Iowa PricewaterhouseCoopers
Wells Fargo Arena 30 Min.
Jordan Creek Mall 30 Min.
Des Moines International Airport 20 Min.
SIMPSON COLLEGE Indianola, Iowa
THINK We offer more than 80 undergraduate majors, minors and pre-professional programs. ART
Graphic Design Studio Art Art History*
ARTS MANAGEMENT* BIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Biology Environmental Science Sustainability Studies*
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & ECONOMICS Accounting Economics Economics and Finance Global Management Health Services Leadership Management Human Resources Management*
Biochemistry Chemistry Forensic Science/Biochemistry
Computer Information Systems Computer Science Interactive Media
Elementary Education Secondary Education*
HISTORY INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES* MATHEMATICS Actuarial Science Mathematics
MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION Multimedia Journalism Public Relations Sports Communication
Music Music Education Music Performance
Philosophy Philosophy–Applied Philosophy–Ethics*
POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations Political Science
SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE Criminal Justice Human Services Sociology
SPORT SCIENCE & HEALTH EDUCATION Clinical Health Sciences Exercise Science Physical Education K-8 Physical Education 5-12 Sports Administration Coaching*
THEATRE ARTS WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES * WORLD LANGUAGE & CULTURE STUDIES French German Spanish
INTEREST AREAS & PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Athletic Training Chiropractic Dentistry Early Childhood Education Engineering Law Medicine Nursing Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Physical Therapy Theology Veterinary Medicine
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“THE BEAUTY OF SIMPSON IS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE A MAJOR THE FIRST DAY YOU STEP ON CAMPUS. WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU.” |
-BRIAN STEFFEN Professor of Multimedia Communication
INNOVATIVE LEARNING Simpson takes immense pride in our innovative learning approach. Students take advantage of opportunities like speech, debate and mock trial, the Iowa History Center, our entrepreneurial organization EMERGE, or participate in political discourse through the John C. Culver Public Policy Center.
Itâ€™s uniquely Simpson.
A personalized education. At Simpson, you will be taught by a professor, not a graduate assistant. Most of our professors hold the highest degrees in their field. They’re acclaimed scholars who could teach virtually anywhere but choose to be here for our intimate setting, our distinctive approach to learning and our commitment to service. Our smaller class sizes mean you will get the personal attention you deserve. You won’t be an anonymous face in a large lecture hall. Simpson professors invest the time to get to know you as a person—your hopes, your dreams. Someday, your professors may be writing recommendations on your behalf to employers and graduate schools. Wouldn’t you want them to know you?
At Simpson, they will.
“SIMPSON COLLEGE IS A WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION THAT ENCOMPASSES EVERY FACET OF WHAT HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD BE, INCLUDING SKILLED EDUCATORS, RIGOROUS COURSEWORK, A BREATHTAKING CAMPUS, UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES AND A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY.” |
- A L E X K I R K PAT R I C K ’ 1 6 Multimedia Journalism and French Major Indianola, Iowa D i g i t a l E d i t o r, KC C I
99% OF LAST YEAR’S GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED OR CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION.
LAUNCHING THE BRIGHTEST FUTURES A few of the internships held by Simpson students in recent years: Blue Compass Interactive Clear Channel Communications Department of Homeland Security Des Moines Police Department DuPont Pioneer Ernst & Young Hy-Vee, Inc. Indianola Police Department Iowa Events Center 12
Iowa Governor’s Office Kemin Industries KPMG Mercy Clinics Miami-Dade Police Department NASA Nationwide Insurance Orchard Place Principal Financial Group
The IMT Group The Village Retirement Community United States Attorney’s Office Vermeer Voya Wellmark YMCA
ACHIEVE Simpson internships: A difference maker. Simpson students get a head start when it comes to launching careers and getting accepted to graduate school. How? Our excellent internship program is a difference maker. Start with location. Our prime location puts YOU in a perfect position for networking and internships.
THE SIMPSON DIFFERENCE Our professors have great relationships with Des Moines area companies. When they recommend a student, companies pay attention because of Simpsonâ€™s strong reputation. Many of those companies already employ Simpson graduates. Our alumni network is extensive. They are grateful for the education they received here and want to give back by hiring and mentoring our students as interns. This network spans the United States.
RECENT GRADUATE SCHOOLS Internship experiences and undergraduate research are added values that help our students continue their education at excellent graduate school programs around the country. Recent graduate schools that our students have attended include: Art Institute of Chicago Boston College Creighton Law School Duke University Theological School Georgetown University
Notre Dame University Purdue University Syracuse University The Julliard School University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
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PERSPECTIVE Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience that will shape your future. An understanding of other cultures will make you a well-rounded student and will put you in a better position to compete in the global marketplace. You’ll be in good company; over 40 percent of students study abroad during their time at Simpson. The “Simpson Experience Abroad” program gives students the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad with Simpson faculty. Destinations include Australia, Chile, England, Germany, Tahiti and Thailand. In addition, our popular May Term provides students a chance to participate in an intensive, three-week, faculty-led international travel course.
“BECAUSE I CHOSE SIMPSON, I SPENT THREE MONTHS CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN ISRAEL.” -JACOB McLAIN ’16 | Religion Major | A d a i r, Io w a Duke University Graduate School 14
MAY TERM Our unique offering of May Term is just one of the ways we stand out from the rest. Simpsonâ€™s academic calendar includes fall and spring semesters followed by a threeweek term in May. One option during May Term is to study abroad. Other opportunities during May Term include internships, domestic travel or taking a course on campus.
RECENT EXPERIENCES INCLUDE: Australia Brazil Chile China Denmark Dominican Republic England France Germany Iceland Ireland Namibia New Zealand Norway Peru Poland Spain Tahiti Thailand
Our students are known for accepting the responsibility to make the community and the world a better place. In fact, each year since its inception, the Presidentâ€™s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll has recognized Simpson for its commitment to community service. 16
SERVE Changing lives and communities for the better. RELIGIOUS LIFE COMMUNITY (RLC)
WESLEY SERVICE SCHOLARS
This active student-led group provides opportunities to support the spiritual and religious needs of Simpson students.
Selected students are offered a $500 scholarship to perform 80 hours of volunteer service each year.
“THE RELIGIOUS LIFE COMMUNITY PROVIDES A SPACE FOR ALL PEOPLE TO STRENGTHEN THEIR FAITH, EXPLORE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, AND EXPERIENCE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AT SIMPSON.” - K A I T LY N LO U K ’ 1 7 | RLC President |
“AS A WESLEY SERVICE SCHOLAR, I HAVE REALIZED THAT I AM A VITAL PART OF MY COMMUNITY, AND THIS PROGRAM HAS MADE MY TIME AT SIMPSON MORE ENJOYABLE AND REWARDING.” -HANNAH HILL ’17 |
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SUSTAINABILITY CAMPUS DAY It is one of Simpson’s treasured traditions. Starting in 1890, for one day each spring, students, faculty and staff volunteer for projects on campus and in the community. While Campus Day is one of Simpson’s most popular service opportunities, the College’s dedication to service takes place all year. In fact, last year the Simpson community contributed over 33,000 volunteer hours.
Simpson cares about our environment. That’s why studentled groups conduct research and coordinate outreach programs to manage Simpson’s green initiatives.
“THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY CLUB I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH SIMPSON COLLEGE IN MAKING ITS CAMPUS MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY. SIMPSON HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW AS A LEADER AND GAIN EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE PREPARED ME TO DESIGN NEW AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS BOTH ON AND OFF OF CAMPUS.” -SYDNEY SAMPLES ’19 | EAC President |
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SIMPSON EXPERIENCE AWA I T S
Whether youâ€™re walking to class with other students, cheering on the Storm or enjoying a music recital in a plush auditorium, you can feel the Simpson spirit everywhere on campus. Your life on campus will be memorable.
To see the full list of clubs and organizations, go to simpson.edu/clubs-and-organizations.
STORM Simpson students succeed in the classroom and on athletic fields. Consider Louis and Nick Joslyn. The brothers from Baldwin City, Kansas, were key members of the Simpson men’s soccer
into the classroom as they competed on the same team in the Mathematical Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling.
program. Louis was a captain for three years,
LOUIS: “Simpson allowed me to explore
while Nick is the starting defensive midfielder.
various options. I was encouraged to explore
Louis recently earned his degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Nick is majoring in Physics and Mathematics with a minor in
research paths and find where I fit. I’m very excited for the next step in my education because I know Simpson prepared me for a great future.”
NICK: “There are opportunities everywhere at
Computer Science. Both carry perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.
Simpson. I have become a part of a very cuttingedge drone research project through the EMERGE
Louis was named a first team Academic All-
program. Many students at Simpson receive similar
American, and last year he decided to pursue
opportunities in their respective fields. These
graduate studies at the University of Michigan.
opportunities are what set Simpson apart from
For the Joslyns, the competition carried over
“IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE THAT GENUINELY CARES ABOUT YOU, THEN SIMPSON IS THAT PLACE. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCEL ON AND OFF THE SOFTBALL FIELD.” |
- A B B I E VA N V L E E T ’ 1 6 Business Management Major Indianola, Iowa We l l s F a r g o
FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES Our student-athletes take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities to achieve their athletic potential. The Steven Johnson Fitness Center provides excellent, comprehensive space to work out and train. The two-tier facility features a 5,500-square-foot strength and conditioning center and a 4,500-squarefoot exercise and fitness space. SIMPSON.EDU
ARTS Simpson excels in the arts. You can, of course, major in art, theatre or music, but part of what makes the Simpson Experience so enriching is that you can still participate in those programs as a non-major. In fact, students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. You never know what might happen. Maybe you’ll find yourself on stage! Anything is possible at Simpson.
“THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT SIMPSON IS THE LARGEST SUPPORT GROUP I HAVE EVER BEEN A PART OF. THE PROFESSORS HERE TRULY ENJOY GROOMING ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS INTO FINE MUSICIANS, AND IT SHOWS.” |
- CO RT E Z D A N I E L ’18 Music Education Major Riverdale, Georgia
BELONG Welcome to an amazing campus community. We help make the transition to campus fun.
Youâ€™ll find volunteers eager to help you move
By joining a sorority or fraternity, you have the
in, and shortly after, our students are able to
opportunity to add an entirely new dimension to
participate in a variety of activities to meet
your Simpson Experience. Youâ€™ll develop a depth to
other new students. From hall meetings to fall
your leadership skills and a breadth to your lifelong
traditions, your first few hours on campus will be
network of friends.
FRATERNITIES SORORITIES Alpha Tau Omega Delta Delta Delta
We offer four residence halls, seven apartment-
Kappa Theta Psi
Kappa Kappa Gamma
style complexes and a variety of themed houses
Lambda Chi Alpha
Pi Beta Phi
based on common interests. Each offers fully
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Lambda Gamma
furnished amenities, air conditioning, free laundry and 24/7 wireless internet access. 24
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AFFORDABILITY You will receive scholarship or grant assistance from Simpson College. We realize a college education is one of the most important investments you and your family will make, so we want you to be comfortable with the financial assistance process. In fact, 100 percent of full-time students receive scholarships or grants to help fund their education. We’ll do everything possible to help you make the Simpson Experience a reality. For more information, visit simpson.edu/financial-aid.
We firmly believe that financial barriers should never stand in the way of bright, motivated students.
“A COLLEGE EDUCATION IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE INVESTMENTS YOU’LL MAKE, PAYING DIVIDENDS THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. SIMPSON EQUIPS STUDENTS WITH THE TOOLS THAT EMPLOYERS AND GRADUATE SCHOOLS WANT MOST. COMBINED WITH AN ENGAGED CAMPUS LIFE EMPHASIZING SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE TO OTHERS, SIMPSON COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE A THOUGHTFUL, EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION THAT CHANGES THEIR VIEWS ON THE WORLD—AND THEMSELVES.” -TERRY LILLIS ’77 | R e t i r e d E x e c u t i v e V i c e P r e s i d e n t a n d C h i e f F i n a n c i a l O f f i c e r, P r i n c i p a l F i n a n c i a l G r o u p |
A PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE Lynn Penningroth Rhodes graduated from Simpson in 1992. Her husband, Mark, graduated two years later. They knew what a great value Simpson represented. And now Mara does, too. “I actually ended up loving the campus,” she says. “It was so pretty, and all the people here were really friendly. After I came here, I knew this is what I wanted.” So if you’re looking for a great college experience, we would suggest that you follow the Rhodes family’s advice: just visit. “The professors at Simpson do a wonderful job of providing students with a great education and preparing them for working after college,” Lynn says.
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VISIT SIMPSON There is no better way to learn about Simpson than to see it for yourself. VISIT SIMPSON The personalized attention you will receive at Simpson starts from day one. By scheduling an individual visit or joining a group visit day, you will experience firsthand Simpsonâ€™s welcoming faculty, active campus community, and discover why students are excited to attend Simpson.
FLY-IN PROGRAM If you live more than 300 miles from Simpson College, take advantage of this great opportunity to check out campus and experience a day in the life of a Simpson student. Stay overnight, eat on campus and participate in a variety of activities. Simpson will reimburse a portion of the cost of your flight and provide transportation to and from the airport. To learn more about the fly-in program, visit simpson.edu/visit-simpson/fly-in-program.
ARRANGE YOUR CAMPUS VISIT TODAY! Call the Office of Admissions at 800-362-2454, extension 1660 or 515-961-1660. You may also schedule online at simpson.edu.
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NEXT STEP Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning late summer and continuing on a space-available basis. There is no application fee.
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS First-year applicants are evaluated considering the following: • College preparatory courses taken and grades received in those courses as evidenced by official high school transcript • Official results of standardized tests (ACT and/or SAT) • Recommendations from high school counselors or principals
TRANSFER STUDENTS For many students, the Simpson Experience begins as an upperclassman. When that happens, we understand that you are not new to college, just new to us. Transfer applicants are accepted on the basis of: • Successful completion of academic work at an accredited college or university • High school record and standardized test results (required of transfer applicants with fewer than 36 post-secondary hours of graded, transferable college credit at the time of application) When it comes to transferring to Simpson, we offer streamlined, personal guidance every step of the way.
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