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William Penn University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into William Penn University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for William Penn University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into William Penn University and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 688 out of 1,279 applicants were admitted making William Penn University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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William Penn University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for William Penn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for William Penn University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to William Penn University?

William Penn University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

William Penn University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >67%
1010 to 1100 Avg + 54%-67%
920 to 1010 Avg - 41%-54%
830 to 920 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 830 Low <29%
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William Penn University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for William Penn University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for William Penn University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into William Penn University?

Admission data indicates that William Penn University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 70 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to William Penn University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

William Penn University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >69%
18 to 21 Avg + 54%-69%
16 to 18 Avg - 43%-54%
14 to 16 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 14 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

William Penn University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

56% of William Penn University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted William Penn University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 20%
Top 50% of class 56%
Bottom 50% of class 44%
Bottom 25% of class 16%

Admission Statistics

William Penn University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 382 837 1,279
Accepted 213 475 688
Acceptance Rate 56% 57% 54%
Enrolled 75 206 281
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 43% 41%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to William Penn University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

William Penn University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at William Penn University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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