Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

William Penn University Reviews

Check out reviews left by other students or leave your own review. You could win a free scholarship.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem with things on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling on Thursday nights and what ever you can find.

    Food and Dining

    I was not a big fan of the cafe food, but I am also a very picky eater.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is different for each person, but the dorm hall in which you live can also help too.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are moderately easy depending on your major as well as the professor that you are taking it with each course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely. Be careful on what you do on the weekend because it is a small town.

    In three sentences

    William Penn is a very athlete based university. Very few students you meet at the school will not be affiliated with a sport. The student population is not large, nor are the classes which helps when you need help from a professor.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always on duty and they keep the campus safe.

    Greek Life

    From what I hear is the Greek life is very fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and sports teams are some of the best in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the PAC center and hang out with friends, also its a nice place to work out.

    Food and Dining

    The food at William Penn is fairly well.

    Dorm Life

    When I stayed in Watson Hall, I loved it. Watson Have nice size rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that Academics At William Penn Is good. There is a lot of one on one with the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to William Penn you will experience a college life of excitement and fun, also learning.

    In three sentences

    William Penn have nice clean campus. I love the diverse culture. Everyone is friendly there.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Penn has a great campus safety. They employ a whole staff just for security and more for dorm saftey. They offer twenty-four-seven service to call if anyone needs it. Say your car breaks down and you need to walk to your dorm and you're scared, they will walk with you. They are great about it.

    Greek Life

    Greek is of course a big part of Penn, as of any college. They have Greek Week and their usual Greek scouting. The Greek groups are also involved with the school quite well and are always willing to help out.

    What to do for fun

    Penn always has activities for students. Penn has a whole building dedicated to Penn's activities. The PAC has activities about once a month and tries to get all of the students involved, I remember a major event was Pennstock. Games are always a huge thing for Penn. Every student goes to watch the games. There are also some cool restaurants to go to with some friends around the square in town.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Penn is pretty good. They usually have specific nights for food such as Asian food and Spanish food. They celebrate holidays and cook for that. The cooking staff is really nice and do a great job with cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Penn is strict. They have an checking in at nine policy. During the school week, which includes Sundays, you must check out at twelve. However during the weekend days you can be in the rooms until two. They also have quiet hours from ten at night till ten the next morning. Living in the dorms is definitely an experience, you meet a lot of different people.

    Academic Rigor

    Penn is a strict school for grades because of all the sports players. Penn has tutors to help, Penn also has the ARC, which is the Academic Resource Center which is where you can find computers and the tutors to help with specific classes, and a good library.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure at Penn you focus on homework and do all of it that you can. Also be sure that you show up to class everyday. This is especially important because most teachers don't give quizzes to help the students prepare for tests, so showing up and paying attention gets the higher scores on tests.

    In three sentences

    William Penn is a good school if you're focusing on strictly sports. Penn has a good faculty willing to do as much as possible so that you can succeed in your future careers and also during school. A well rounded school, with plenty of diversity.

  • 10/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Although all together it is a pretty average, small college, many of the professors create fantastic challenges for the students and are very willing to help. And the biggest bang of all for the buck is that as a school in the NAIA conference, every student is eligible for quite a bit of scholarship money if only they are willing to participate in one of the many extra-curricular activities.

    What to do for fun

    There is bowling on Thursday nights. The football and basketball games are free and can be pretty fun. Otherwise, drive to nearby Ottumwa or the hour to Des Moines for some real fun.

    Food and Dining

    I'm sure they do the best they can, but the food availability on campus is not that great. There is one buffet style dining hall to eat at, but variety is slim and food styles are repeated often. Being a town of only 10,000 some people, the off campus food is fairly limited as well.

    Dorm Life

    This depends on the building. The freshman girls dorm has a friendlier atmosphere, but it's an old building without air conditioning. As for Market and Twin, people tend to keep to themselves a bit more, and their is air conditioning. All buildings have cable, but students can only use the dorm internet if they purchase an Ethernet cord or a router for their room.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, this depends on the major. Business, Math, and English majors are probably four stars, while most of the others are probably an average three. The general education classes are definitely pretty average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get pulled into the drug/party scene. Don't get lazy--do homework and go to class. Try to get into the Market or Twin dorm buildings.

    In three sentences

    As private colleges go, William Penn University is not a bad choice for those wishing to play collegiate sports while getting a good education, especially in education or business. This school provides a small town, peaceful atmosphere and many professors that are more than willing to help. The meal options, however, could be better.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are very helpful

    What to do for fun

    I usually go bowling with my friends. Usually go to the fine arts stuff and some athletic stuff.

    Food and Dining

    It is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are so very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out everything. The tour is with a Senior student and they inform you about all the fun and activities and show you all the educational areas on campus

    In three sentences

    I attend WPU now and it is a great university to attend. The campus is clean. The living arrangements are awesome. The programs they provide is what I was looking for.

  • 06/25/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am fine to get down there

    Greek Life

    OK for most of them ...

    Great for these types of students

    Get in for a great leap to smart students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So far it is good for me to know more American style of life in youth age ...

    Bang for the buck

    Just nice to get more friends ...

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in various activities, singing and dance for example ... or in serious games for a number of options

    Food and Dining

    For Asian, I am fine to adjust more

    Dorm Life

    It looks incredible to get in

    Academic Rigor

    So far it is a high ranked educational institution with a purpose

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a deeper contact with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and ... be excited!

    In three sentences

    So far I know, it is good to get in. Here I am also in need to get more information, of course with an ample of introduction from friends