William Penn University

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
0 4
Quick Degree Finder
Acceptancerate.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

William Penn University can be found in Oskaloosa, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 2,200 students enrolled per year at William Penn University.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score within the range of 760 to 1050, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 17 to 22. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the William Penn University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. About 60% of all students which applied were admitted at William Penn University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 55% continued on to attend.

Overall William Penn University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for William Penn University was reported as 57.7% in Fall 2013 with over 836 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into William Penn University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into William Penn University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Penn University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 59.7%
  • 2010-2011: 59.6%
  • 2011-2012: 62.4%
  • 2012-2013: 54.1%
  • 2013-2014: 57.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.9%

How Does William Penn University Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for William Penn University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Central College65.8%
Grinnell College35.1%
Simpson College88.0%
Grand View University95.4%
AIB College of Business68.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William Penn University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 19
Composite Score17 - 22
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.