Tuition & Fees

$25,600

$25,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
52%
12-17
41%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 688
Declined + 531
Total Received 1,219
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Private (nonprofit)

1,282

undergraduate students

57

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6943
ACT 1372

Social Networks

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Location

School Facts

William Penn University, 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 1,339
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Quaker (Society of Friends)
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Oskaloosa, IA

40-acre campus in Oskaloosa (population: 11,523), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
51%
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 6% of male students
 
2 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
52%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
52%
12-17
41%

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 Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 688
Declined + 531
Total Received 1,219

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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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
July 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 641 673-1040
F: 641 673-1115

Financial Aid Officer

Cyndi Peiffer
Director of Financial Aid
peifferc@wmpenn.edu

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Billiards, Flag Football, Frisbee, Golf, Rugby, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Nik Rule (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Conference
Mascot
Statesmen
School colors
navy and gold

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
Leadership Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Physical Education
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,339

total students

48%

in-state

52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,282
students

Female
48%
617

Male
52%
665

4%

57
students

Female
44%
25

Male
56%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

1,068
students

Female
45%
471

Male
55%
597

17%

214
students

Female
69%
146

Male
31%
68

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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

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
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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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