Academics

How will you prepare to live and prosper in a world where the future is up to you? WPU offers education for the 21st century. We welcome your interest.

WPU At A Glance

13 majors offered, plus honors courses

Saturday, evening and online classes for non-traditional students

Student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1

All classes taught by faculty (no teaching assistants)

More than 90 percent of graduates placed in jobs or graduate school within a year of graduation

Academic internships in your area of study are required (more than 60 percent of WPU graduates receive job offers from their internship experience)

Academic program rated among the very best in the nation (National Survey of Student Engagement)

Ranked among the top 10 percent of schools nationwide in improvement in writing and analytical abilities from first year to senior year (Collegiate Learning Assessment)

More than 30 student clubs and organizations, performance groups, academic societies and three student-run publications

More than 8,000 hours of community service completed by the student body

Located on a 21-acre campus in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church for over 150 years

Access to classes and library facilities at five local colleges and universities through the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium

Member of the USA South Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III, competing in seven sports: basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, volleyball and soccer. In the 2013-14 academic year, men's baseball and soccer will begin.
 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the University is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, the student develops an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers, and skills for ethical citizenship.
 

Our Alma Mater

"In the heart of Carolina,
'Neath its skies of blue,
Stands our Noble Alma Mater,
Glorious to view.
Classic in her broad proportions,
Looks she proudly down
Reared against the arch of heaven,
With the stars for crown.

(Chorus)
Lift the chorus, speed it onward; Let it never cease;
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater; Hail, all hail, to Peace!"

Words by Miss. Martha McCorkle and Miss. Nannie Carrington Dinwiddie, Peace Institute Instructor and daughter of the second Peace President, James Dinwiddie (1870 - 1907)

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