William Penn University

1799, 201 W Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, United States
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Overview of William Penn University

About this school

William Penn, founded in 1873, is a church-affiliated university. Its 40-acre campus is located in Oskaloosa, 60 miles southeast of Des Moines.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,315
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:Not reported

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to William Penn University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Trueblood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Oskaloosa, IA  52577-1799
Phone
(641) 673-1012
Fax
(641) 673-1396
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,219 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 382 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 837 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
688 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470 average |430-520 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
450 average |420-500 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |16-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
7%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
41%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,600 (67.89730532569489%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,952 (18.438361977509018%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (3.3152981116061957%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,902 (10.3490345851899%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


William Penn University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001900
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
149 (98.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
142 (95.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
142 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$17,782
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 142 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,300
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 142 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,625
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 130 (91.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
808 (98.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
768 (95.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
768 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
238 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$17,782
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 768 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,300
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 768 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,100
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 707 (92.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,500

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
96%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,169
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
13.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,287

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


46

Part-Time Faculty


88

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


13%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
273,358

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


William Penn University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


51.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


30.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, Other
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Leadership

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Organizational Management

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    11,568

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    60 acres

    Environment


    Rural community

    Campus Size


    Des Moines

    Weather


    Temperature
    10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
    Rain
    108 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    60 mile(s) from campus in Des Moines
    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Oskaloosa
    Nearest Train Station
    30 mile(s) from campus in Ottumwa

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    55% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    45%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    Mascot
    Statesmen; Lady Statesmen
    School Colors
    Navy and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, golf, rugby, sand volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    William Penn University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, greek council, biology club, education club, student government association, computer club

    Sororities


    6% of women participate

    Fraternities


    6% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    Not reported

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,315
    Women
    0
    Men
    0

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.3% Asian
    • 22.8% Black/African-American
    • 10.0% Hispanic/Latino
    • 1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 58.7% White
    • 4.1% Unknown

    International Students


    4.3% from 22 countries

    Average Age


    24

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources