William Penn University is on a 60-acre campus in the rural setting of Oskaloosa, Iowa, not far from Des Moines.
William Penn University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? William Penn University does not have fraternities or sororities.
William Penn University has the Alpha Lambda Delta. In fact, more students participate in the Alpha Lambda Delta than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at William Penn University include Education Club, Greek Life, Association of Student Athletes and Ecology Club.
The William Penn University community comes together each year for Week of Welcome, Homecoming and PennStock.
This table offers information on housing at William Penn University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||68%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||856|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||727|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||32%|
William Penn University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of William Penn University students live on campus. In 2022, 68% of undergrads at William Penn University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 32% of students lived off-campus or commuted to William Penn University. There are 856 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,306 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 727 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
William Penn University offers coed housing.
At William Penn University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at William Penn University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Bowling||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Volleyball||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
William Penn University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The William Penn University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
William Penn University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit William Penn University, take U.S. Highway 63 to Oskaloosa, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Des Moines International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore William Penn University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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