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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
William Penn is a private, Christian university located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,121 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Penn acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 33% of students, William Penn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About William Penn University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
201 Trueblood Ave
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Website
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William Penn University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
720-890
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,897/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,667/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,909/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,401/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,322/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,121Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Not from Iowa
    44%
  • Diverse
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
38%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.13 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.14 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Basic
    50%
  • Excellent
    50%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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William Penn University Reviews

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William Penn supports students through out their academic time at Penn. They also strongly support athletics and other extra curricular activities. My favorite part of William Penn University is the relationships built while on campus. Due to its small size, you have the ability to know most of the other students that attend the university as well. The small class sizes allow for you to get to know your professor and your professor to get to know you! These relationships are very helpful for classes, internships, and future job opportunities.
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From first year being over I can say I had a decent year. I met a lot of great people from around the world meaning there is a lot of diversity. There was some very great and easy to get along with professors. Many professors are kind when it comes to missing assignments, tests, due to sickness or to athletics. Classes are small as well as campus. Everyone tends to know everyone or at least see one another often due to it being a private school. One thing I disliked was there was nothing to really do outside of school. William Penn is in a small town with not many options do go out and do things.
It's a small school, so I like the teacher/student ratio. I'm not just a number. I could go to my professors for help during their office hours, without having to make an appointment necessarily. They knew my name and wanted me to succeed. The current Dean of Students (Dr. Stahle) is NOT good for the institution as a whole. I'm very disappointed that the school has not done anything about this yet.