Parents & Families

Welcome to William Peace University, where education is about much more than just earning a degree. Expect an experience that will challenge and nurture your student with personal attention and abundant opportunities to learn, to grow and to shine.

As a parent, guardian or family member of a current or future Peace student, you have a vested interest in their choice of college. That makes you an important part of our extended family. From here, you can get to know WPU, find answers to important questions and support your student along their journey, whether they’re just looking at colleges or have already been admitted to WPU.




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Unique Preparation for 21st Century Life & Careers

Hands-on learning. A skill-developing core curriculum. Small class sizes, professors who mentor (and truly care!) and an innovative academic approach that’s driven by results.

The Value of a Peace Education

It’s undeniable. Not just because of our record of post-graduation success, but also because we leave no stone unturned in making your student’s college education affordable. Explore payment options, financial aid, scholarships and more.

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Students at WPU get the best of both worlds – a great campus life mixed with a vibrant downtown setting

Life on Campus

You’re not just sending your student off to study; you’re sending him or her to live in a new place. No doubt you want to know what life will be like on campus. Rest assured, residence halls are safe, comfortable and convenient, dining options are designed to accommodate many different preferences and dietary restrictions, and there will be plenty to do outside of classes.

Parents Orientation

Why should students have all the fun? Plan to attend our two-day Pacer Camp for Parents to learn all about WPU and the many resources we offer your student. It covers academics, financial information and budgeting help, life on and around campus, safety, wellness and much more.

Raleigh. Our Extended Campus.

Parents often describe our scenic location in the heart of downtown Raleigh as an “oasis”, but that is only part of the story. A perennial “Best Place” to live and attend college, Raleigh provides myriad opportunities for experiential learning, civic involvement, employment, internships, culture, recreation and social activities.

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