Simpson University

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2211 College View Drive

Redding, CA 96003-8606

Phone: (530) 224-5600
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Simpson University is a private institution that was founded in 1921. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,033, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 85 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Simpson University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $23,300 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community in scenic northern California that offers undergraduate, graduate, and teacher credential programs. The Simpson experience is reflective of its rich Christian heritage of academic study and missional service expressed through its faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

The key attributes of the institution are the passionate pursuit of truth through intellectual and spiritual endeavor; being an authentic Christian community that embraces the needs of others through intentional engagement and service; and the integral campus connection to the natural beauty of northern California.

Simpson University promises each student a challenging and dynamic learning environment founded on a Christian worldview facilitated by dedicated and passionate faculty. We are an authentic Christian community, preparing students to influence the world through leadership, scholarship, and service.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1921
Religious affiliation Christian and Missionary Alliance
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Simpson University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is August 31. The application fee at Simpson University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Simpson University is 14:1, and the school has 63.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Simpson University include: Psychology, General; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Organizational Behavior Studies; Human Resources Management and Services, Other; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 39%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 23%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 16%
Organizational Behavior Studies 15%
Human Resources Management and Services, Other 10%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6%

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Student Life

Simpson University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,033, with a gender distribution of 34.3 percent male students and 65.7 percent female students. At this school, 63 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Simpson University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,297
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Simpson University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Simpson University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Simpson University, 58 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Simpson University.

Students who have cars on campus 58%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Simpson University, 89.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,752.

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Tuition and fees $23,300 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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