College Freshman 2013-11-16T21:05:50Z
I really love it - the town is really starting to cater to college students. Of course, there's still a ways to go, but it's getting there. If only things were open later in this town . . . It's actually a city, but it feels like a small town which I love. It's the best of both worlds.
College Freshman 2013-11-16T21:03:59Z
I really enjoy the diversity here. We have a lot of missionary kids here, as well as housing students for another school, so it's pretty diverse - for a private Christian University. Everyone is generally accepting and forgiving as well, which I love. This is part of why I choose to go to this school.
College Freshman 2013-11-16T21:01:34Z
It could be better, but it's really not that bad. The only thing is sometimes the food doesn't taste the greatest, and they don't always have the healthiest options. And you can always tell when there are people visiting because the food is so much better.
College Freshman 2013-11-16T20:59:46Z
It's wonderful!! I love the weather here - not too cold and not too hot, and usually sunny. Not a problem going to classes.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:31:30Z
Guys & Girls:
Most guys and girls interact with eachother but there is not a lot of PDA on campus. But some guys and girls dress sloppy but most guys and girls dress nicely and have an interest to always hang with eachother.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:29:33Z
The campus is very nice in its upkeep and the commuter student center is average. It is always hot but it has nice seating and tables with great accomidations of computers and study areas.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:27:05Z
I do not know about this since I live with my parents at home.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:25:46Z
Because I am a commuter I do not have to worry about this issue too much but their commuter accomidations are amazing. I have never been too a compter lounge here on campus so I am unable to provide info on that.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:23:59Z
I don't drink or party and their are no underage party place her in Redding, CA.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:23:01Z
I hate the parking situation. I am a commuter and their accomidations of parking for commuters is horrid. in addition, it is eighty dollars a semester for horrible parking which is completely unreasonable.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:21:17Z
I do not live on campus. I live at home.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:20:12Z
I am unsure I have only been at Simpson for 3 months so far.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:19:39Z
I have not had to take biology classes yet because I declared my major half way through the semester and biology classes are spring/fall choices.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:19:39Z
They have a great amount of help offered but not a lot of majors choices. However the registration process in amazing they are very helpful.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:16:41Z
I have not had to get into the program yet. I do have to have 64 units before I can even apply to the dental hygienist program
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:16:41Z
It is impossible to find an internship job around Redding, CA for dental hygiene so I have never had an internship.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:14:38Z
There are a lot of options near the campus and the cost is average. but I have never asked about student discounts.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:12:43Z
My school has a great financial aid process but I only received a tiny bit of financial aid because my parents make too much money. So it is difficult to find scholarships that I qualify for. My school is great on giving out loans but I refuse to sign up for loans.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:10:50Z
I have lived here my entire life so I want to move away. However, my campus is amazing so if you put effort in you can find fun things to do in my town.
College Sophomore 2013-11-07T20:08:42Z
I rarely see any drugs used. I know that it is present because there are those people at every school but my school is too large for me to see any of those people.
College Senior 2013-10-10T15:46:55Z
This semester has been rather crazy a ton of new students came in and now its harder to get a decent parking space. Which is rather frustrating for a Junior but its not that bad it adds a five minute walk max from the alternate parking area.
College Senior 2013-10-10T15:44:43Z
Simpson University is a dry school and as such at times they crack down. Its understandable when we have all signed an agreement pledging the non-use of substance during our career here and I respect that while others don't.
College Senior 2013-10-10T15:42:53Z
I thoroughly enjoy living on campus the community here is wonderful. Without it I'm not sure I'd have gone for very long.
College Senior 2013-10-10T15:40:48Z
Redding is kind of out in the sticks with food but if you look theirs enough diversity you can find something you like
College Sophomore 2013-08-10T23:37:15Z
I will be completely honest as an athlete myself. The athletic department needs a lot of work.
You get an athletic scholarship, or an academic scholarships. There are no stackables. You can have multiple academic scholarships, but only one athletic. So money is tight, and depends how funded the coach is, how well the team does, how much you will play, etc., that will determine how much money you get. I lost not much, but some money going into athletics.
The athletic department is poorly funded, and I believe the only reason they have athletics is because it brings in more students and more money. This is Bible college, and it isn't well rounded enough to have great sports. All sports teams at Simpson are sponsored by Adidas for uniforms and such, but it isn't enough. Teams, especially the softball teams, have to have 5-6 fundraisers before the season starts and reach out to potential sponsors within the Redding area. It's hard for teams to find that though when all but two sports (softball and XC) have consistent losing records. The baseball team has to pay for all equipment themselves, and construction has been halted on their own field for too long.. Because they can't find the money. Winning isn't everything, but if your team is always falling apart, it will be hard to recruit players/potential students to the school. Athletes want to work hard and get better, and play for a school they can be proud of.
The athletic department is very political. But that is something you can't get away from with any school. Politics are everywhere, things get handed underneath the table, there are a lot of issues that happen "in-house"... It's just ironic it is at a Christian college.
Another thing is stereotypes. A good majority of athletes at Simpson University are not practicing Christians, which sets them apart from the rest of the student body for some reason. They group together, and two sides divide. There are two extremes, two different stereotypes for both the students and the athletes; both of which do not apply to everyone. Some people reach out toward one another, but not everyone. The school is not united. It applies everywhere. Orientation weekend, I made a lot of friends that were students, but after they found out I was in a particular sport, they distanced themselves from me. A few professors did not take me as seriously as those that were students with ministry majors. I was honestly treated differently.. according to my label. I had to go out of my way all the time to reach out to students and professors, because according the the "rules" or "status quo", they couldn't reach out to me. They thought I would be wasting my time talking to them. They told me that I was initially "intimidating", and some thought I was a snob. But I was grateful for reaching out because people got to know me as a person, not by my label. I made some genuine friends in all circles. So if you are an athlete, don't let your stereotype define you. Be your own person, and reach out.
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