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
    98%
    of recent grads are employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation
    100%
    of traditional students complete an internship
    67%
    of students land jobs directly through internships
  • 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
    13:1
    student to faculty ratio
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Effective Teaching Practices (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?

    Our student community is like no other
    7,000+
    Hours of Community Service
    1,000+
    Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace
    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
    #3
    Best City for Young Professionals
    #5
    On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016
    #3
    "Best City in the World for Quality of Life" - Numbeo
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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.

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

Happening at Peace

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On May 1st, come learn about WPU's Education program, meet with Admissions Counselors, & apply on-the-spot and discuss transfer credits.
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Event
Friends & Family are invited to join us on May 4th, as the WPU Class of 2019 celebrates Graduation.
Every year, student throw their graduation roses into the historic Main Fountain