Welcome to William Penn University!

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. 

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Admission Requirements

  •  SAT score of 1290, ACT score of 18
  • TOEFL score of 500 (pencil/paper), 173 (computer-based), 61 (Internet-Based). Individual cases of students with lower scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee
  • Application for Admission (Download the International Student Application.)
  • Application fee of $50
  • Transcripts from high school or college(s) attended
  • University-level courses from non-U.S. colleges or universities must be evaluated line-by-line by World Education Service or AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Service


The admission decision is made on each applicant as soon as all materials are received. Following notification of acceptance, the applicant is requested to confirm the intention to enroll by submission of a $50 tuition deposit. This deposit is applied toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment. In the event of notification in writing of withdrawal prior to May 1 (or January 1 for second semester), the deposit will be refunded in full.

Housing Process

• Fill out a Housing and Meal Plan Application
• Fill out a Housing Contract
• Housing deposit of $100

For more information, see Housing.

Contact Us

The Office of Admissions staff is ready to answer any questions you may have or provide you with more information. Please contact us by telephone at 1-800-779-7366 (in the US) or 641-673-1012, or e-mail us at


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United World Club   

 The United World Club is open to all students interested in other cultures, regardless of nationality. Its aim is to provide an environment for students of various cultures to interact and understand each other. The club is active in promoting diversity on campus and in the community. The members of the club will also act as ambassadors for new or prospective international students and as a source of cultural information for William Penn University. Click here for more information on Student Organizations.

International Student Advisor: Dianne Burns




 Global Student Awareness Program 

The Global Students Awareness Program (GSAP) is an organization put together for both domestic and international students of William Penn University. The group focuses on translating the intercultural skills that can be gained from domestic students and create platforms for international and domestic students to interact and emphasize the long-term goal of assisting all students to become leaders in a global world. 

GSAP has three main subgroups that members may participate in. Creating Conversations, Global Classroom Adventure (GCA), and Family Involvement Program. These activities are designed as community outreach programs to connect students with the public.

If you have any questions regarding the Global Students Awareness Program please contact Heidi Scholes at 641-673-1297 or