Simpson College and Graduate School: Narrative Description

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2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003-8606
Tel: (530)224-5600; 800-598-2493; Admissions: (530)226-4606; Fax: (530)224-5608; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 92-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $3.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4960 per student. Total enrollment: 1,175. Faculty: 80 (42 full-time, 38 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 784 applied, 95% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 935 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 29 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 59% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, Christian commitment, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,500 includes full-time tuition ($14,760) and college room and board ($5740). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $620 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all; men's and women's associations; 70% of eligible men and 70% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Summer Missions Trips, Worship Team (chapel), Student Senate, Spiritual Action Committee, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Homecoming and Genesis 'Nite Life' Events, Winter and Spring Banquets, International Street Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency whistle program and monthly campus safety meetings. 590 college housing spaces available; 489 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Start-Kilgour Memorial Library with 62,237 books, 185,448 microform titles, 327 serials, 2,021 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $380,949. 58 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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