Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade C+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade D+
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade C
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C minus
- Safetygrade C+
William Penn is a private, Christian university located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,032 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Penn acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 34% of students, William Penn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
William Penn University Rankings
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William Penn Admissions
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available
Will You Get In?
$20,640 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,017 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 8 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 12 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 12 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Business46 Graduates
- Psychology39 Graduates
- Elementary Education32 Graduates
- Human Services26 Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management22 Graduates
- Nursing Science, Education, and Practice19 Graduates
- Biology18 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science17 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching14 Graduates
- Criminology10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 15 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 16 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses
Colleges like William Penn University
- grade B minusIndian Hills Community College
- 2 Year
- Ottumwa, IA
- Rating 3.74 out of 5 262 reviews
- grade B minusGrand View University
- 4 Year
- Des Moines, IA
- Rating 3.55 out of 5 374 reviews
- grade B minusSimpson College
- 4 Year
- Indianola, IA
- Rating 3.57 out of 5 335 reviews
- grade BBuena Vista University
- 4 Year
- Storm Lake, IA
- Rating 3.71 out of 5 343 reviews
William Penn University Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 157 reviews
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William Penn University is a small university where students can expect to come across caring, and flexible professors. However, this university seems to prioritize athletics over academics. This is noticeable once you step onto campus and come across the PAC athletic center and compare its condition to classrooms in Penn hall. Nonetheless, William Penn is a very diverse university, that offers understanding professors, nice athletic programs, and a small population of students.
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.
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.