Simpson University: Narrative Description

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2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA 96003-8606
Tel: (530)226-4606
Free: 800-598-2493
Admissions: (530)226-5600
Fax: (530)226-4861
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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: $3.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5217 per student. Total enrollment: 1,134. Faculty: 87 (38 full-time, 49 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 938 applied, 59% were admitted. Full-time: 923 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 31 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 6 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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, 2 recommendations, Christian commitment, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $22,900 includes full-time tuition ($17,000) and college room and board ($5900). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $710 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; 495 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Start-Kilgour Memorial Library with 87,203 books, 242,577 microform titles, 292 serials, 2,770 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $396,095. 42 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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