Tuition & Fees

$24,510

$24,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
53%
12-17
38%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 661
Declined + 490
Total Received 1,151
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Private (nonprofit)

1,555

undergraduate students

82

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Sociology/crimonology
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Codes

SAT 6943
ACT 1372

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School Facts

William Penn, founded in 1873, is a church-affiliated university. Its 40-acre campus is located in Oskaloosa, 60 miles southeast of Des Moines.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,637
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Quaker (Society of Friends)
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Oskaloosa, IA

40-acre campus in Oskaloosa (population: 11,568), 60 miles from Des Moines. Served by bus; air serves Des Moines; train serves Ottumwa (26 miles). School operates shuttle transportation to Des Moines and Ottumwa.

William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 5% of male students
 
3 sororities 5% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
53%
12-17
38%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
ACT only Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 661
Declined + 490
Total Received 1,151

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Kerra Strong
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 641 673-1012
F: 641 673-2113
admissions@wmpenn.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
boxing
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Mid-States Football Association, Midwest Classic Conference
Mascot
Statesmen
School colors
navy and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/General
Accounting/Public
Applied Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
Biology
Business Leadership
Business Management
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Adult Division
Digital Communication
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science
Fine Arts
General Accounting
General Mathematics
History/Government
Human Resources/Adult Division
Human Services
Industrial Technology
Information Technology
Kinesiology
Leadership Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Physical Education
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
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Undergraduate

95%

1,555
students

Female
47%
732

Male
53%
823

Graduate

5%

82
students

Female
44%
36

Male
56%
46

undergraduateFull-time

90%

1,415
students

Female
46%
647

Male
54%
768

undergraduatePart-time

10%

140
students

Female
61%
85

Male
39%
55

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Rwanda
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kerra Strong
Vice President for Enrollment Management
641 673-1012
strongk@wmpenn.edu

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