William Peace University

Happening at Peace

See how WPU welcomed hundreds of students to campus for two orientation sessions this past June

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WPU to Host Academic Hip Hop Symposium, September 13-14; Keynote Speaker Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
Lamont Hill, Keynote Speaker for WPU's Hip Hop Ed Symposium
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Welcome to Pacer Nation! Move into your new digs on August 17 & 18
WPU students riding a rickshaw in Downtown Raleigh.
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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
    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
    Top 10%
    Nationally in Effective Teaching (NSSE)
    73%+
    of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
    15:1
    student to faculty ratio
  • 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
    1,000+
    Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace
    91%
    of students awarded a scholarship or financial aid
  • #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
    America's Best Cities for Young Professionals
    #4
    "Best Places to Live in the U.S."
    #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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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.

WPU Professor, Dr. Vick leads students on a Study abroad trip in Mexico.
#PeopleOfPeace

“I fell in love with the region and Mesoamerica…and in 1994 I started doing Spider Monkey research in a small Maya village.”

Professor Emerita Dr. Laura Vick & 25 Years of WPU Study Abroad in Yucatán, Mexico
Professor Emerita of Anthropology