Originally founded in Seattle, Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts institution in northern California and the region’s only Christian university. Affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Simpson grants undergrad degrees in 24 Christ-centered liberal arts and professional studies-related majors. As a Christian university, Simpson holds chapel services twice per week and attendance is required for all students. For students who wish to travel to different cultures, Simpson sends volunteers to join WorldSERVE mission teams that travel around the world.
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Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
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This is a private Christian university with the focus being on putting missionaries and other educated professionals out into the world to create change. There are only about 1100 students, making this a tight-knit community. We have an excellent faculty that go above and beyond to not only educate their students, but to help guide them in their spiritual life and get to know the students personally and individually.
Jessica from Montague, CA
Love it. Although it is a smaller, private and christian school it has a lot to offer on and off campus. Love the professors and people that work at the University.
SIBY from Sunnyvale, CA
Simpson University is a christian like environment, with very caring and loving people. I would recommend Simpson university to an individual who looks to strive in a small college environment. Simpson University is currently one of the top Christian Universities in the nation and is planning to grow in many ways to make the school a better place.
Christian from Torrance, CA
I really enjoyed the visit, It is a small christian college in a beautiful scenic area. The chapel service was awesome, so many people there love God! The food was delicious
Randy from Santa Clara, CA
A very safe, ethical, and academically supportive institution, the focuses not only on education, but the individuals spiritual strength. The environment is very conducive to learning and fellow students are very friendly and supportive as well.