If you are planning on applying to William Penn University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of William Penn University's admissions stats.
|William Penn University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.0|
|Mean SAT Score||960|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||18%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||40%|
These are the application deadlines for William Penn University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
William Penn University does not offer early decision or early action.
It is not difficult to get into William Penn University. William Penn University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, William Penn University accepted 58% of students, approximately 800 from 1,387 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like William Penn University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
William Penn University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does William Penn University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with William Penn University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to William Penn University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with William Penn University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to William Penn University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
William Penn University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
William Penn University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 18% of William Penn University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other William Penn University applicants, you should aim to score between 830 and 1020 (or higher!) on the SAT. At William Penn University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1020 and 25% of scored lower than 830, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a William Penn University student is 960.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of William Penn University students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of William Penn University students scored 520 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.
To be most competitive at William Penn University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for William Penn University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for William Penn University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to William Penn University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in William Penn University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to William Penn University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to William Penn University.
Does William Penn University accept transfer credits?
✅ William Penn University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. William Penn University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does William Penn University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ William Penn University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to William Penn University?
❌ No, William Penn University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is William Penn University's acceptance rate?
✅ William Penn University has an acceptance rate of 58%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at William Penn University?
❌ William Penn University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into William Penn University? William Penn University is a less selective institution. The William Penn University acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1020 and Above
830 to 1020
830 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At William Penn University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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