William Peace University

Happening at Peace

Immerse yourself in one of Raleigh’s most historic buildings and residence halls in stunning 360-degree virtual reality (for optimal experience, wear VR headset; YouTube app required on mobile and tablet)

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Join us in Kenan Recital Hall for the Manning Music Series with the North Carolina Symphony. February 5th at 7:30 P.M.
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Event
Ana Blackburn, North Carolina’s NAACP Latino Liaison, will serve as a guest speaker Tuesday, January 16
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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
    96+%
    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
    28+
    majors, minors, and concentrations
    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?

    WPU student performs on campus.
    16
    total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams
    1,000+
    Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace
    63%
    of students live in campus housing
  • #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
    #5
    On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016
    #4
    "Best Places to Live in the U.S."

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.

Simulation and Game Design student testing equipment.
Justin Johnson, WPU Professor
#PeopleOfPeace

It’s not just fun and games for SGD Professor Justin Johnson. His hobby is among the fastest and highest-paid industries in the United States.

Justin Johnson, Creating Worlds as a Game Designer and Professor
Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design & Communications