About Us

A Rich History of Tradition, A Promising Future of Growth

WPU Gateway entranceEnrollment: Over 900 students in the College of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies (CASPS) and 700 students in the College for Working Adults (CWA). Students come from 40 states and 20 countries.

Student/Faculty Ratio: Students receive personal attention from faculty with a 15:1 ratio in the classroom.

Programs: Leadership core curriculum leads to bachelor's degrees in a wide range of liberal arts and professional academic disciplines. In addition to our four-year academic program in a traditional setting, WPU offers an Associate of Arts in Leadership Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Business and a Master of Business Leadership through our College for Working Adults on three campuses in Iowa.

Student Life: More than 40 student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, professional clubs and special interest groups are available. WPU also offers fine arts activities, intramural sports, and student-run media.

Athletics: The William Penn Statesmen compete in 17 sports at the varsity level in the NAIA. Competitive dance and cheerleading are also offered, and students compete in a wide variety of intramural sports.

Residence Halls: Single and double rooms in co-ed or single-gender halls are offered as well as townhouses that are available for upperclassmen. Rooms are equipped with cable TV and computer hook-ups and are just a short walk to the cafeteria. Apartments for married students or students with children are also available. See Housing

Tuition & Fees: For 2014-2015, tuition is $22,750, room and board is $6,298 and fees are $730.

Financial Aid: At William Penn, 98 percent of our students receive assistance in financing their education through a variety of financial aid programs. Academic, athletic, leadership, activity and departmental scholarships and grants are offered.

Calendar: Two 16-week semesters, plus optional summer sessions.

Accreditation: William Penn University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440.