William Penn University

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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 1,400 students enrolled per year at William Penn University.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score within the range of 880 to 1060, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 16 to 21. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the William Penn University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.04. About 60% of all students which applied were admitted at William Penn University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 38% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .wmpenn.edu.

Overall William Penn University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for William Penn University was reported as 58.2% in Fall 2020 with over 1,620 college 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: 16 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Penn University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.7%
  • 2017-2018: 56.4%
  • 2018-2019: 55.2%
  • 2019-2020: 58.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 53.1%

How Does William Penn University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for William Penn University is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Central College65.1%
Grinnell College23.1%
Simpson College80.5%
Grand View University95.9%
Mercy College of Health Sciences97.8%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William Penn University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math440 - 530
Total Score880 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math16 - 21
Composite Score16 - 21
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