Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith, and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world. As California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, Simpson has been educating and shaping world-influencers for nearly 100 years. We are fully accredited have an enduring commitment to world service and faith-infused education in professional studies and liberal arts. Our passion is to be the university of choice for students who aspire to achieve their chosen life goals through a Christ-led, transformational and innovative education.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Government/Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Biology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Digital Media
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Math

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Services
  • Chapel
  • Student Missions
  • Student Government
  • Student Clubs

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Application Process 

Apply Online 

Submit official or unofficial high school and/or college transcripts 

Request to have your SAT and/or ACT scores sent to Simpson University (optional) 

File the FASFA


3.0 minimum unweighted High School GPA 

Must have graduated from high school or earned an equivalent (GED) 

Prospective Science and Nursing Majors Recommended: Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; 3.2 minimum unweighted high school GPA 

We have provisional acceptances below standard admission requirements.


A transfer is a student who has graduated from high school and has earned 30+ semester credits or 45+ quarter units.


Application Process 

Apply Online

Submit official or unofficial transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges 

File the FASFA 

Admissions Requirements 

2.5 college GPA 

How Classes Transfer 

All courses must have a “C” (2.0) or higher. Each general education course is evaluated for breadth of knowledge and transferred accordingly by the office of the Registrar.

Additional Information

Did you know that the majority of Simpson University students receive some type of financial aid? If you are receiving scholarships from outside sources (not institutional scholarships), please make sure that our Student Financial Services teams knows about any outside scholarships while they help you through the awarding process.

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Simpson University offers personalized visits, preview events, virtual events, and online meetings to give you a feel for what being part of the Simpson community is like. Prospective students who register and attend an online or in-person visit event qualify for our $1,000 Campus Visit Scholarship. Learn more at

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School location

2211 College View Drive
Redding, CA 96003, United States of America

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