Simpson College, established in 1860, was named after the Methodist minister, Matthew Simpson. The college, which is a four-year, liberal arts educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is siutated on 85 acres of land in Indianola, Iowa. In addition to this campus, the institution maintains classroom facilities in West Des Moines and Ankeny.
Simpson College offers academic programs in a number of subjects with more than 40 majors, minors and pre-professional programs from wihch to choose. The students, in their first semester, are placed in a Liberal Arts Seminar also called LAS which helps them to adjust to campus life and academic work.
Nicknamed the Storm, the Simpson College's athletics teams compete in Division III of the NCAA. The students participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, and swimming. Various dance squads and cheerleading teams are also supported by the college.
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