Don’t just be in your chosen field; stand out in it. That’s the Peace advantage.

At William Peace University, we know that good students can become great students through an approach to higher education that’s less conventional and more involving. Here, you will participate, collaborate and gain valuable real-world experience. You will complete an internship, career development courses, a personal financial management class and a four-year writing program. At Peace, we won’t just know your name – we’ll know your interests and your aspirations. And we’ll work together to help you achieve them.

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You’ll experience academics through doing. See how students are taking advantage of immersive learning ventures such as study abroad.

Academic programs that are hands-on, skill-developing and immersive.

Small class sizes, professors who mentor (and truly care!) and an innovative academic approach that’s driven by results.

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Professional & Adult Studies Programs

Find Your Passion

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Experiential + Immersive Learning Opportunities Designed to Enrich and Strengthen

William Peace University takes a different approach to higher education. We go beyond lecture-based instruction and involve students more directly in their learning.

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WPU Biology students gain hands-on experience through dissection and research

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Academics At-a-Glance

What's the recipe for WPU student success? A skills-enhancing core curriculum, individual attention from dedicated faculty and lots of hands-on experience.

WPU students working together in the classroom.
Most Diverse Colleges in NC (CollegeSnacks)
Best Game Design College in NC (
of full-time faculty have terminal degrees
WPU Student, Jay Len working in the library.
WPU Student, Jay Len with the statue of William Peace.

“Jay-Len is a dedicated student who is laser-focused and goal-orientated. I look forward to seeing how far he takes his talents.”

WPU Student Jay-Len Roberts Turns His Ideas Into Reality; Finishes as Finalist in Area Competition
WPU Student-Athlete

The academic support you need to succeed

No two students learn the same way and William Peace University realizes this. We embrace the individuality of our students and provide a variety of academic resources designed to foster growth and success in all types of students.


Center for student success

Our academic advisors will help you every step of the way