William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$26,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
42%
400-499
46%
300-399
7%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
24-29
7%
18-23
52%
12-17
41%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 952
Declined 680
Total Received 1,632
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Private

1,197

undergraduate students

64

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,261
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational

40-acre campus in Oskaloosa (population: 11,546), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Des Moines
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa
52577

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Greek Council
  • Biology Club
  • Education Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Computer Club

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • PennStock
  • Campus Beautification Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
42%
400-499
46%
300-399
7%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
40%
300-399
11%
24-29
7%
18-23
52%
12-17
41%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 952
Declined 680
Total Received 1,632

Admissions Factors

Important

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $26,600
Room & board $7,176
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $2,820
Total $37,896
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Sand volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Sand volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Civil Engineering, Other
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Criminology
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
General Studies
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Nursing Practice
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,261

total students

47%

in-state

53%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

1,197
students

Female
46%
551

Male
54%
646

5%

64
students

Female
47%
30

Male
53%
34

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

1,091
students

Female
44%
478

Male
56%
613

9%

106
students

Female
69%
73

Male
31%
33

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 56%
Student 4 year graduation rate 25%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

172

Transfer students enrolled

14%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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