William Peace University

WPU At-a-Glance

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  • Career & Life Success

    The numbers don't lie. WPU offers one of the most unique learning opportunities in the country, combining academics with career experiences

    WPU students are prepared to take on the world
    67%
    of students land jobs directly through internships
    #1
    in rate of internships nationwide
    97%
    of grads employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation
  • Hands-On Academics

    Expert faculty who teach a liberal arts core curriculum with modern, career-driven focused results gives you an academic experience second to none

    Our experienced faculty are hands-on
    28+
    majors, minors, and concentrations
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Learning Strategies (NSSE)
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Effective Teaching (NSSE)
  • Our Students

    Our learning community is remarkable in its diversity, but our students share a common desire to think bigger, not only for themselves but for our world, too. Does that sound like you?

    students enjoy a festival on campus
    63%
    of students live in campus housing
    18
    total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams
    7,000+
    Hours of Community Service
  • #OurRaleigh

    Live the metropolitan life in downtown Raleigh, NC. Our unique location allows for endless career opportunities coupled with an exciting & vibrant student experience . You won't get bored here

    Live the metropolitan life at WPU
    #4
    "Best Places to Live in the U.S."
    #5
    On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016
    #3
    America's Best Cities for Young Professionals
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Academic programs that are hands-on, skill-developing, and experiential.

Small class sizes, professors who mentor (and truly care!) and an innovative academic approach that’s driven by results.

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Where do I fit? Each major has a multitude of career possibilities for you. Think about what interests you, what you are good at and where you can see yourself in the future. Are you...

Would you rather not be boxed in? Explore all of our majors and minors.

Happening at Peace

Don’t let the private price tag fool you. You can lower your cost of attending WPU by up to $17,000 with financial aid awards and scholarship packages

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Join us on Nov. 26th at 6 PM for the annual Moravian Love Feast and lighting of the WPU Lawn
WPU Main Lawn decorated for the Holidays.
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Take in the sweet sounds of the North Carolina Symphony, Nov. 26
Image of sheet music.
WPU Faculty member, Janelle Jennings-Alexander
WPU Faculty member, Janelle Jennings-Alexander
#PeopleOfPeace

“Peace has been supportive of my desire to mix things up since I arrived here in 2015.”

Janelle Jennings-Alexander Earns National Council of Teachers of English Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award
WPU English Professor