The purpose of William Penn University is to provide a quality education that blends critical thinking and skilled applications to prepare tomorrow's leaders for success in a global society.

William Penn University is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Conference, a conference consisting of seven private colleges and universities within Iowa and Wisconsin. William Penn sponsors 17 intercollegiate teams that are nationally affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  The University also sponsors Cheerleading and Competitive Dance.

Prospective student-athletes are invited to complete our recruiting form located on each sport page under the 'Recruit Me' link.

Athletic Scholarships
Scholarship amounts vary depending on each athlete's playing abilities, leadership, and potential to excel in one or more of our intercollegiate athletic sports.

Other Financial Aid
Students may receive much more than just athletic scholarships at William Penn. 98 percent of our students receive financial assistance in the form of academic, athletic, leadership, activity, and departmental scholarships and grants in addition to government loans and student employment opportunities.

Federal aid is available to those who qualify. You can file for federal aid online at
 which is the fastest and most efficient method. You can also mail in a FAFSA form which you can obtain from your high school counselor or from William Penn University.

To know what you might receive from William Penn, you must list the University to receive your FAFSA results. The recommended priority date for filing for federal financial aid is March 15.  It is possible to file after this date, but it may lessen your chances to receive financial aid.

Apply To William Penn ASAP
Applying early will speed up the acceptance process and the awarding of financial aid. If you have any questions concerning admissions contact the admissions office at 1-800-779-7366 or at 641-673-1012. You can contact admissions by email at [email protected]

Take the ACT/SAT Test ASAP
See your guidance counselor for scheduled test dates. Make sure you have the scores sent to the colleges/universities of your choice.

Financial Aid Questions
Questions concerning financial aid should be directed to the financial aid office at 641-673-1060 or by email at [email protected]

Athletic Eligibility Requirements
In order for freshman athletes to be eligible to participate in athletics during their first semester at William Penn they must meet requirements specified by the Midwest Collegiate Conference and the NAIA. Athletes must meet two out of the following three requirements:
1. Minimum ACT of 18 or SAT of 1290)
2. 2.0 GPA (final high school transcript)
3. Graduate in upper half of class

All student-athletes wishing to participate in athletics at the NAIA level must be certified as eligible by the NAIA.  This is done through the PlayNAIA website

The fee for registering is $70 for domestic incoming freshmen students, $90 for transfers, and $120 for international incoming freshmen students.