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Find out more about how Simpson University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Simpson University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Simpson University was awarded 5 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

Simpson U is ranked #1,103 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Simpson U held the #1,158 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Simpson U also holds the #90 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Simpson U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Simpson University is a competitive 56%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 82% of students accepted to Simpson U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 498 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 583.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Simpson University  ( 498 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Simpson University  ( 500 to 583 )
Simpson U received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Simpson University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Simpson University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Simpson U is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Simpson University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Simpson University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Simpson University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Simpson U this rate is 38%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at Simpson U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 777 undergraduates at Simpson U with 619 being full-time and 158 being part-time.

Simpson U Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Simpson U scored 47.98 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.98 out of 100
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How Much Does Simpson University Cost?

The overall average net price of Simpson U is $26,753. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Simpson U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,780 $18,773 $25,377 $26,524 $31,621

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Simpson U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Simpson U, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $7,075 a year. That adds up to $28,300 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simpson U is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Simpson U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Simpson U make around $34,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 15% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Simpson University make the most money.

Location of Simpson University

Simpson University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Redding, California. The location of Simpson U is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Simpson University

Contact details for Simpson U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003-8606
Phone: 530-224-5600

Simpson University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 23 majors graduated from Simpson University. Of these students, 281 received undergraduate degrees and 36 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 77 $28,000
Business Administration & Management 51 $28,200
Nursing 30 $88,000
Human Resource Management 25 $33,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Simpson University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Simpson U

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 515 students took at least one online class at Simpson University. This is an increase from the 371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 515 93
2016-2017 371 115
2015-2016 356 119
2014-2015 341 104
2013-2014 387 111

Learn more about online learning at Simpson University.

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