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  • Ralph R. Eltse, U.S. Congress (1885 - 1971)
    Ralph Roscoe Eltse (September 13, 1885 - March 18, 1971) was a U.S. Representative from California. Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Eltse attended the public schools. He graduated from Penn College (now Wi...
  • Ulrich Leo, Ph.D. (1890 - 1964)
    Ulrich Leo (* 28. Mai 1890 in Göttingen; † 4. Juli 1964 in Toronto) war ein deutsch-kanadischer Romanist, Italianist, Hispanist und Literaturwissenschaftler. Leben und Werk Ulrich Leo war der Sohn de...
  • Ruth Ann Musick (1897 - 1974)
    Ruth Ann Musick (September 17, 1897 – July 2, 1974) was an American author and folklorist specializing in West Virginia. She was the sister of artist Archie Musick and niece of author John R. Musick.
  • John H. Outland (1871 - 1947)
    John H. Outland (March 7, 1871 – March 24, 1947) was an American football player and coach. He played football at Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the University of Kansas, and the University of Pennsy...

William Penn University is a private, liberal arts university in Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States. It was founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1873 as Penn College. In 1933, the name was changed to William Penn College, and finally to William Penn University in 2000.

In 2007, Musco Lighting, also in Oskaloosa, donated $12 million to the school for various projects—the biggest single gift in the school's history. The money was to be used for 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of new structures including student recreation, classrooms, laboratories, and a stand-alone Industrial Technology Center building called the Musco Technology Center (MTC), which is home for the expanding Digital Communication Program.

The university's athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Before 2000, the school was a part of the NCAA Division III.