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William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About William Penn University

William Penn University is a private, religious institution in the rural area of Oskaloosa, Iowa. William Penn University was founded in 1873. The college currently enrolls around 1,374 students per year, including 1,306 undergraduate students.

William Penn University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into William Penn University. In 2022, William Penn University accepted 58% of applicants. Out of 1,387 applications received in 2022, 800 students were offered admission.

William Penn University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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William Penn University is locatedin Oskaloosa, Iowa, in Des Moines.

If you would like to see William Penn University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 63 to Oskaloosa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Des Moines International.

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College Info

201 Trueblood Avenue Oskaloosa, IA 52577-1799

Campus Setting: Rural

William Penn University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to William Penn University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to William Penn University is Continuous processing.

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William Penn University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

830 - 1020


Math SAT Range

400 - 510


Reading SAT Range

430 - 520

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1020 and Above


830 to 1020


830 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for William Penn University students is 960. Applicants with SAT scores of 1020 and above have a good chance of being admitted to William Penn University, while applicants with SAT scores between 830 to 1020 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 830 have a low chance of being offered a spot at William Penn University.

William Penn University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at William Penn University is like? There are approximately 1,374 students enrolled at William Penn University, including 1,306 undergraduate students and 68 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from IA and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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