William Peace University

Happening at Peace

At WPU, you’ll have the chance to travel the world, performing research with industry-leading faculty

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October 13th, bring your family and friends and check out the WPU campus in Downtown Raleigh!
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An uproariously funny comedy about high school students on a debate team. October 18th - 21st
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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
    97%
    of grads employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation
    67%
    of students land jobs directly through internships
    #1
    in rate of internships nationwide
  • 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
    15:1
    student to faculty ratio
    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?

    students enjoy a festival on campus
    18
    total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams
    30+
    Clubs & Organizations
    1,000+
    Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace
  • #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

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

Alumna Fanny Slater returns to campus to promote her cookbook.
Alumna Fanny Slater returns to campus to promote her cookbook.
#PrepareAtPeace

“The fact that it’s a smaller school has always meant that you get that attention in a way that is so important for students who kind of feel lost.”

WPU Alumna Fanny Slater Becomes Food Network Co-Host
2009 Graduate, English Major, Food Network Co-Host