Simpson University Overview
Located in Redding, California, Simpson University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Redding makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Simpson University Known For?
- Students at Simpson U have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Simpson U.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average Simpson U student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Simpson University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Simpson U.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Simpson U has earned from around the web.
|#53||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#58||Best Value Colleges for Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||College Factual|
|#65||Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
|#166||Best Registered Nursing Schools||College Factual|
|#193||Best Nursing Schools||College Factual|
|#333||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Simpson University?
Contact details for Simpson U are given below.
|Address:||2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003-8606|
How Do I Get Into Simpson U?
You can apply to Simpson U online at: www.simpsonu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Simpson U
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Simpson U?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 59%.
Average Test Scores
About 61% 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 490 and 605. Math scores were between 470 and 580.
Can I Afford Simpson University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Simpson U, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,767 a year. That adds up to $31,068 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Simpson U is 2.6%. 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.
Simpson University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 159 graduate students at the school.
Of the 549 full-time undergraduates at Simpson U, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Simpson University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||19|
|Hispanic or Latino||159|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Simpson University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 11 countries are represented at Simpson U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Hong Kong, and Canada.
Online Learning at Simpson University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Simpson U has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 74th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Simpson U
The following table shows how Simpson U is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#61||#58|
Online Growth Rankings of Simpson U
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Simpson University was 21.3%. This is the #1,037 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Simpson U regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Simpson University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||45||0||45|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||33||0||33|
|Communication & Media Studies||8||0||8|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||0||6||6|
|Human Resource Management||0||5||5|
|Political Science & Government||5||0||5|
|General English Literature||4||0||4|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||0||4||4|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||3||0||3|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||1||0||1|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||1||0||1|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||0|
|Teaching English or French||0||0||0|
|Middle Eastern Semitic Languages||0||0||0|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||0|
|General Social Sciences||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Morgan Riley under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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