#20 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

William Penn University

Oskaloosa, Iowa

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Student Population
William Penn University overview
Location Oskaloosa, Iowa
Online wmpenn.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Friends
William Penn University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, William Penn University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Friends faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,620 prospective students applied, and 943 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 363 enrolled in the school.  1,051 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 228 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $26,100 plus fees of $0. William Penn University is ranked 950 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



William Penn University is rated within the lower 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 880/1060
ACT 16/21
GPA 3.02
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for William Penn University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,278
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,072
Budget for Other Expenses$4,556
Total One Year Cost$39,006

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
30% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by William Penn University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 45%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11%
Education 9%
Social Sciences 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154590 IPEDS survey data for William Penn University.

Current students may use the William Penn University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.