William Penn University


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William Penn University


  • 75% have a job after 6 months
  • 20% have a job after 1 year
  • 5% have a job after 2 years


$15,334 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 27

Application fee


Educational Resources


West Des Moines Library, Electronic Classroom, Student Lounge, Academic Resource Center, Quaker Collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 76,327 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 205 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,012 microforms.
  • 1,220 Audio/Visual items.
  • 11,521 e-books.

Museums & Art

Foyer Gallery Art; University Archives; Mid-East Collection



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 67 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 100 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 22 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 400 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 5% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 400 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


career, personal, academic, psychological, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 19% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 35% of housing units are Singles.
  • 53% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 8% of housing units are Triples.
  • 4% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 5 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 5% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: PennStock, Campus Beautification Day, President’s Picnics, Chautauqua lecture series, Winter Concert, Art Shows, Theater performances
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 33 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Aplha Chi; Phi Alpha Theta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; Solomon’s Porch
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Students for Minority Interest; Interntional Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Government Assoc; PennUltimate Jazz; WP Singers; Theatre Productions; Literacy Tutoring; Student Ambassadors; Computer Club; Literary Club; Radio Station; Yearbook; Intramurals; University Fishing Organization; International Student Organization
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Chronicle (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines (80), Omaha, NE (200)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Ottumwa (45)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Oskaloosa (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 2 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 8% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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