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)

Event
William Peace Theatre presents The Wild Party - a night fueled by booze, lust, and pretension that ends in violence. November 16-19.
Promo image for WPU Theatre production, Wild Party.
Event
WPU's 2nd Annual Holiday Chapel Service & Tree Lighting, November 29. Chapel service at 6:00 p.m followed by the tree lighting on Main Lawn.
Image of Christmas lights.

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
    67%
    of students land jobs directly through internships
    96+%
    of grads employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation
  • 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)
    28+
    majors, minors, and concentrations
    73%
    of full-time faculty hold a doctoral degree
  • 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.
    7,000+
    Hours of Community Service
    63%
    of students live in campus housing
    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
    #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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Undergraduate Programs Adult & Professional Studies Programs

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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.

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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