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William Penn University

201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, IA

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William Penn University is a nonprofit private institution located in Oskaloosa, Iowa and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled annually at William Penn University.

A list of some of the popular programs are:

  • Commerce
  • Liberal Arts
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elementary Education
  • Biology

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. The most common scores among applicants admitted to William Penn University are between 16 to 22 for the ACT exam, or 730 to 940 on the SAT exam. 62% of those students that apply are accepted to William Penn University, of which 63% choose to enroll.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $19,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending this school. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $2,200. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

Athletic programs are available at William Penn University through the NAIA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)

Students should take a look at the school's http://www.wmpenn.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants William Penn University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at William Penn University is about 1,600. The student body is made up of 95% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $20,000-$24,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $450-$540 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$15,442
Receiving Student Loans93%$8,795
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, William Penn University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

William Penn University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2015)

Intercollegiate Athletics

William Penn University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Heart of America Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by William Penn University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact William Penn University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    57.50%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    100%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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