Raleigh, North Carolina – one corner of the famed “Research Triangle.” It’s not just our home; it’s a big part of who we are.

Our roots in the city and the region run deep. William Peace University has been growing and evolving together with the city of Raleigh for almost 160 years. Today we are a proud partner with hundreds of local businesses, schools, organizations and government agencies who share our deep commitment to our community and our students’ education. But it’s not all about work. A balanced college experience calls for culture, recreation and play time too, and it’s all here in abundance. That’s Our Raleigh. Our “91,000 acre campus.” We think you will love it as much as we do.

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Welcome to the City of Raleigh

#OurRaleigh At-a-Glance

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With a Population of over 400,000, Raleigh is consistently regarded as one of the nation's best places to live for its economic, cultural and professional opportunities.

America's Best Cities for Young Professionals
On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016
"Best Places to Live in the US", U.S. News & World Report

WPU + Raleigh

William Peace University is a landmark in downtown Raleigh, but our presence can be felt throughout the city and the region.

The connection between our city and Peace is deep and multi-faceted.

The Peace / Raleigh Connection

“Location matters because access to opportunities matters … The more opportunities you have, the more powerful your undergraduate experience will be … and we all know that means you will have more fun, learn more, have higher levels of success in your career and in life, and truly make a difference.”

Dr. Brian C. Ralph, President of WPU

Our Neighborhood

As a WPU Student, you’re just a short walk from the state capitol, museums, music halls, restaurants and cafes, theaters and nightlife.

…and more outside-the-classroom learning opportunitiesa than you can imagine!

More About Life in Raleigh

Get to Know #OurRaleigh

Take this virtual walking tour of downtown and get a glimpse of what we have to offer you as a community.