W.W. Newberry founded Simpson University in Seattle Washington in 1921, which moved to its current Redding, California location in 1989. The school was named after a famous Presbyterian minister, Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919), who pioneered Biblical teaching during the late 19th century by founding the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
In the beginning, Simpson University only offered a 2 year program. Its mission at the time was to prepare Christians for a life of service overseas as missionaries. Today, the original ideal of cultivating a Christ-centered life remains, but in an expanded context to meet the spiritual and educational needs of the modern Christian. Alumni serve as ministers and lay professionals.
The founders desire to deliver the gospel of Christ to the world still remains the focus of Simpson University. This ideal remains as strong as when the institution was first founded, and Simpson University remains committed to providing a learning community that is Christ-centered.
In the 1950s, the college created a logo that stated its primary mission to serve as a gateway to world service. The vision of Simpson University is to be a Christian student’s place of choice when it comes to learning how to live a Christ-focused life. It seeks to develop the mind of its students, as well as strengthen faith and reinforce character, preparing them for a life of spiritual works and faithful service in an ever-changing world.
Simpson University is located at 2211 College View Dr.
Redding, CA, 96003. On-campus housing includes 6 residence halls. Maps, virtual tours and pictures of the campus can be viewed at www.simpsonu.edu/ResLife. Not all residential undergraduate students have to live on campus. Those who are married can rent apartments owned by Simpson University that are close to the campus. Information about apartment rentals can be found at www.simpsonu.edu/Pages/About/Resources/Campus/Facilities/MarriedHousing.htm.
Simpson University offers no less than 23 different majors. The traditional undergraduate program offers programs in Accounting, Bible and Theology,
Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Cross-Cultural Studies, Discipleship and Education Ministries, English, English for Teachers, General Ministries, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Mathematics for Teachers, Music, Nursing, Outdoor Leadership, Pastoral Studies, Psychology, Spanish,Social Science, Social Science for Teachers
World Missions, and Youth Ministries.
Simpson University is home to the Redhawks football team. A wide variety of varsity sports are offered here, including baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. In addition, men’s cross country and women’s cross country, as well as men’s golf and women’s golf, have acquired regional prominence.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Simpson University offers a wide range of tuition costs and financial aid packages. On average, a full-time student who is taking from 12 to 19 units will pay $11,650 in 2014. More information is available on tuition and financial aid from the Student Financial Services Office. Here parents and students can review applications for financial aid and disbursement of funds, as well as find out about student account charges and payment options. They can also receive financial aid guidance, comprehensive student loan information, and the necessary processing steps that they should take to apply for financial assistance.
Simpson University has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Simpson University is focused on providing academic excellence. It will only accept students who have earned a minimum 2.75 GPA, a 1000 SAT score based on composite math and critical reading sections, or a 21 ACT score. As a discipleship school, it encourages applications by young men and women interested in Christian values, education, and leadership. The school provides numerous opportunities for earnest Christians to grow in their faith.
Regular office hours for admissions are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Fridays, the office will close an hour earlier, at 5 p.m. There are no office hours over the weekend.
More information about admissions can be obtained directly from the school at:
Attn: Student Financial Services
2211 College View Dr
Redding, CA 96003