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William Penn University

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

William Penn University Academics

William Penn University requires at least 124 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at William Penn University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. William Penn University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, William Penn University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 32% of students who start college at William Penn University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

William Penn University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: William Penn University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Are Required At William Penn University?

William Penn University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for William Penn University.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with William Penn University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at William Penn University

When choosing a major, William Penn University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at William Penn University.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

William Penn University does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at William Penn University

William Penn University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About William Penn University

Does William Penn University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ William Penn University offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does William Penn University Have An Online Program?

✅ William Penn University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does William Penn University Give AP Credit?

✅ William Penn University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does William Penn University Have An Honors Program?

❌ William Penn University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does William Penn University Require Internships?

🟨 William Penn University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About William Penn University

William Penn University Library

The main library on campus is the Wilcox Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at William Penn University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

William Penn University offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Iowa State University

•Palmer Chiropractic Drake University Law School


Does William Penn University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

William Penn University does not have any ROTC programs.

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