- WPU At A Glance
- About Raleigh
- Visit WPU
- What Are Students Saying?
- Paying for College
- Directions and Virtual Tour
- Learn About the School of Professional Studies
- Presidential Installation
- Higher Education Opportunity Act
- Meetings, Conferences, Events
- 2015-16 Arts & Events Schedule
- William Peace Theatre
- William Peace University Singers
- Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series
- Manning Music Series
- WPU Concert & Comedy Series
- Alumni Connect
- Careers at WPU
- WPU Website Redesign
William Peace University is committed to preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow and has done so for more than 150 years. Rooted in a liberal arts curriculum focused on career building and personal discovery, Peace gives its students a foundation for ethical lives of leadership and service.
As a student, you enter a community of graduates, past and present, including more than 9,000 alumni. More than 90 percent of our graduates find careers or admission into graduate school within a year of graduation and more than 60 percent of students reported that their internship experience at WPU resulted in a job offer. U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 1 in internship programs nationally.
Always a leader in jobs or graduate school for graduates, Peace now offers a four-year professional development program as well as an expanded internship program. Our core curriculum is comprised of program-specific courses and elective courses offering a diverse learning experience and includes courses that are critical for your future, including personal financial management, public speaking, and four semesters of writing taught by English faculty.
Not all lessons are taught within a classroom. We encourage students to enrich their university experience through clubs, the arts, student government, athletics, and/or community service. Peace offers more than 30 student clubs and organizations, including publications, academic societies and active fine arts programs. Our athletics program participates in NCAA Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference in six men’s sports and six women’s sports.
You will also notice some of our building renovations on campus. We recently renovated the Hermann Center to allow for more wellness and athletic space, we added a field house for spring training and intramural sports and a fitness center and weight room as well as new locker rooms. The Dining Hall was renovated in 2014 and has continuous dining to better fit students’ schedules. A new Student Services building has also been added in the center of campus to include a student lounge space and student government offices.
Our outcomes are closely linked to our programming and the building blocks of a fulfilling education are detailed in this catalog. At William Peace University, your success is our mission, and we look forward to helping you grow and succeed as you embark on your educational journey.
Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D.
President of William Peace University