William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa


William Penn University is a great place to get the full college experience and we are ready to give it to you. From the moment you step onto campus, you’ll understand why students from all over the United States (over 40 states!) and from around the globe (over 12 countries!) have chosen William Penn. From the many extracurricular activities and varied athletic events, to the residence halls and countless student organizations, there is something in which every student can take part. 

William Penn University provides the opportunity for an educational experience with a focus on leadership, technology, & the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community & equality.

We offer international students the experience of total immersion into American academic and cultural life. Our small size classes, with a 16 to 1 student to teacher ratio, allow for individual attention. We also provide you with the academic and social support you need. The Academic Resource Center offers free tutoring and extra help with classes, while clubs such as the United World Club attract students from all majors, cultures and nationalities.

Campus life is a big part of the university experience. From the charm of turn-of-the-century residence halls to new state-of-the-art housing, Penn offers singles, doubles, townhouses and apartments. The residence halls on the William Penn University campus are designed to offer a variety of living arrangements for our students. William Penn places great care and emphasis on your living environment, creating a sense of community and an atmosphere of cooperation, safety and responsibility. Residency is required for all full-time students unless you are living with a spouse or parent, are a military veteran, age twenty-one or older or have completed at least 58 credit hours or an A.A. degree.

Room assignments are based on seniority, honors status, and availability of space. Handicap-accessible rooms/baths are available upon request by contacting the housing director. Residence hall and roommate preferences should be listed on your Application for Housing.

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Study at William Penn University

William Penn University offers over 20 majors from which students can choose. The academic experience at Penn is filled with opportunities to learn and grow–personally and professionally. We emphasize leadership and technology in our academic programs and have high expectations for our diverse student body. With a 1-to-16 ratio of faculty member to students, our instructors ready and available to students to assist them with all aspects of their higher education journey. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Applied Technology Division

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • General Mathematics
  • Industrial Technology 
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Business Administration Division

  • Business Management
  • General Accounting
  • Public Accounting

Education Division

  • K-12 Endorsements
  • Elementary Education Endorsements
  • Secondary Education Endorsements

Health and Life Sciences Division

  • Biology  

Humanities Division

  • Communications
  • Music

Nursing Division


  • BSN degree completion (MUST have current RN License prior to enrolling in program)

Social & Behavioral Sciences Division

  • History/Government 
  • Human Services 
  • Psychology 
  • Sociology

Tuition and Fees

Breakdown of costs to attend William Penn University's College of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies (CASPS) for 2013–2014:

US$ 22,750 Tuition

US$    2,752 Room (appr)

US$    3,470 Board

US$       460 Other fees (appr)

US$ 29,432 Total

Additional expenses, such as books and fees associated with courses, are not included in the total.