William Peace University

Happening at Peace

Preview the living spaces of Ross Residence Hall in 360-degree virtual reality (for optimal experience, wear VR headset; YouTube app required on mobile and tablet)

Event
William Peace Theatre delves into the dark imagination of one of America’s foremost authors in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, October 26-29.
WPU Theatre Hosts An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe
Event
Join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for food trucks, a tour of campus and downtown Raleigh, and much more!
Join WPU at one of our many open house events, Peace Preview

WPU At-a-Glance

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  • Success After Peace

    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
    #1
    in rate of internships nationwide
    96+%
    of grads employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation
    67%
    of students land jobs directly through internships
  • Hands-On Academics

    Hands-on 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
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Effective Teaching (NSSE)
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Learning Strategies (NSSE)
    73%
    of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
  • 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?

    WPU student performs on campus.
    63%
    of students live in campus housing
    7,000+
    Hours of Community Service
    30+
    Clubs & Organizations
  • #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."
    #3
    America's Best Cities for Young Professionals
    #5
    On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016

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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Undergraduate Programs Adult & Professional Studies Programs

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Not sure what you want to study? Take a quick quiz and we will guide you in the right direction!

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Find Your Passion

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.

Olivia graduated from WPU in 2015 and went on to graduate school at Elon University
Olivia graduated from WPU in 2015 and went on to graduate school at Elon University
#PrepareAtPeace

“If you’re looking for a place that’s really going to help you find yourself, I feel like WPU is a really good school for that.”

Olivia Gray ’15 Talks Grad School & WPU
2015 Graduate, Art Teacher
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