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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,068 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Penn acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 35% of students, William Penn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
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
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1020
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,214/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,705/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,068Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
214
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Friendly
    67%
  • Diverse
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.14 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.15 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Basic
    57%
  • Excellent
    43%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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.
If you like small easy schools, this is the school for you. But beware, this school has a high school feel, environment and the food might not be the best but thankfully there is a taco bell and taco johns down the road.