Simpson University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Simpson University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 321 out of 623 applicants or 52% were admitted making Simpson University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Simpson University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 427 196 623
Accepted 220 101 321
Acceptance Rate 52% 52% 52%
Enrolled 55 33 88
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 33% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Simpson University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Simpson University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simpson University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 980 1190
SAT Reading 490 600
SAT Math 480 580
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 15 24
ACT Math 17 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >65%
21 to 24 Avg + 52%-65%
18 to 21 Avg - 39%-52%
15 to 18 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 15 Low <27%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >65%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 52%-65%
980 to 1085 Avg - 39%-52%
875 to 980 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 875 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Simpson University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Simpson University was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Simpson University accepts 52% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simpson University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123457 IPEDS survey data for Simpson University.

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