William Penn University

Private, Four-years School Located in Oskaloosa, IA

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How much is the William Penn tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, William Penn's tuition & fees is $28,750.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $42,650 when a student lives on-campus.

William Penn Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$28,750
Books & Supplies Costs$1,390
On-campus Room & Board$7,528
On-campus Expenses$4,982
Off-campus Room & Board$6,884
Off-campus Expenses$5,626
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$30,388

How Much Does it Cost to Go to William Penn for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $125,166 at William Penn. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $179,798. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $92,934.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$29,732$42,686$22,052
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,749$44,161$22,822
Junior (2025-26)$31,799$45,686$23,618
Senior (2026-27)$32,886$47,265$24,443
4 Years Total$125,166$179,798$92,934
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,749$44,161$22,822
Sophomore (2025-26)$31,799$45,686$23,618
Junior (2026-27)$32,886$47,265$24,443
Senior (2027-28)$34,010$48,898$25,296
4 Years Total$129,443$186,010$96,179
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$31,799$45,686$23,618
Sophomore (2026-27)$32,886$47,265$24,443
Junior (2027-28)$34,010$48,898$25,296
Senior (2028-29)$35,172$50,588$26,179
4 Years Total$133,867$192,437$99,536
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$32,886$47,265$24,443
Sophomore (2027-28)$34,010$48,898$25,296
Junior (2028-29)$35,172$50,588$26,179
Senior (2029-30)$36,374$52,336$27,093
4 Years Total$138,441$199,087$103,011
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$34,010$48,898$25,296
Sophomore (2028-29)$35,172$50,588$26,179
Junior (2029-30)$36,374$52,336$27,093
Senior (2030-31)$37,617$54,144$28,039
4 Years Total$143,172$205,966$106,607

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, William Penn' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
William Penn University$28,750
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between William Penn and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, IA$28,750$10,500
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater, WI$17,916$20,673
North Central CollegeNaperville, IL$44,394$15,822
Baldwin Wallace UniversityBerea, OH$37,938$12,168
Fresno Pacific UniversityFresno, CA$35,558$13,200
Eastern Washington UniversityCheney, WA$25,892$29,102
Stetson UniversityDeLand, FL$55,220$17,586
Northern State UniversityAberdeen, SD$11,947$11,936
Western Colorado UniversityGunnison, CO$23,683$15,550
Keene State CollegeKeene, NH$26,186$13,715
Saint Francis UniversityLoretto, PA$41,720$21,940

Financial Aid and COA

At William Penn University, 1,247 students (96%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,952.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at William Penn is $22,698 for students living on-campus and $22,698 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 317 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $19,052 and the average amount of student loans is $7,363.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$42,650
COA (off-campus)$42,650
Tuition & Fees$28,750
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,900
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,900
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,698
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,698
Average Financial Aid$19,952
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,24796%$19,952
Pell Grants60847%$4,859
Federal Student Loan1,15188%$6,925
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid31799%-
Grants or Scholarships31799%$19,052
Federal Grants14846%$8,277
Pell Grants14746%$4,732
Other Federal Grants14846%$3,577
State/Local Grants5818%$6,065
Institutional Grants31799%$14,079
Student Loan Aid30094%$7,363
Federal Student Loans29994%$5,394
Other Student Loans24176%$2,474

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

William Penn's acceptance rate is 57.68%. A total of 1,387 applicants applied to and 800 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 335 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 41.88%.
To apply to William Penn, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,387911$468
Admitted800501$299
Enrolled335211$124
Acceptance Rate57.68%54.99%63.89%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)41.88%42.12%41.47%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to William Penn. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 930 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is lower than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total9308301,030
National Average1,174
Iowa Average1,141
SAT EBRW475430520
SAT Math455400510
ACT Composite191621
National Average25
Iowa Average23
ACT Math181620
ACT English171420

Student Population

William Penn University has a total of 1,473 students including 1,404 undergraduate and 69 graduate students. By gender, there are 724 male students and 648 female students attending William Penn. The school offers online degree programs and 286 students enrolled online exclusively (19.42% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,372 724648
Undergraduate1,304 682622
Graduate68 4226

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, IA
Phone641-673-1001
WEBhttps://www.wmpenn.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered59 Programs
Online Program Offered13 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered2 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate57.01%
Yield47.00%
Student Population1,473
Graduation Rate29%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate62%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties47 (Full-time), 72 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs137 (Full-time), 118 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$52,849
Average Staff Salary$49,353