Admissions

Choosing William Peace University is making the choice to leave  “someday” behind.

Get ready to be immersed in an active, vibrant, and real-world experience that will prepare you for a future of possibility. Take the first step towards your tomorrow, today.

At WPU, located in the vibrant city of Raleigh, you’ll immerse yourself in a learning experience that empowers you to make informed decisions for your future. Supported by dedicated faculty, innovative teaching methods, and in-depth career planning, you’ll graduate confident and ready to make meaningful impacts on whatever career-path you take.

students on computer

College Admissions 101

Your New Supportive and Encouraging Community

We know that applying to college and the college search can feel a little overwhelming at times – and we’re here to help. At William Peace University, the personal attention you receive to make getting here a reality is matched by the support and encouragement you’ll experience while you’re here.

Professor in class

Pick Your Path + Take Your Next Steps for Enrollment

  • First-Year Students

    WPU is your home away from home, a dynamic and diverse learning community.

    Congrats on taking the next big step in your life! At WPU, you’ll feel at home. That’s because we look for more in our students than just good grades. Your application is your chance to show us that you’re more than just a score. We want to hear your ideas, passions and perspectives.

    We know that applying to colleges can feel a little overwhelming at times – but we’re here to help. We’ve broken everything down into the easy-to-follow steps, found below.

    WPU has simplified the college application process to be more holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments. We are a test-optional school. Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT test scores, or showcase their individual strengths in other ways. Whether it’s through extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, or a unique college essay, our admissions counselors believe students are more than a test score.

    First-Year Students

  • Transfer Students & Readmission

    Whether you’re brand new to WPU, or returning from some time off, or transferring from a community college – you’ll find your home here.

    With hands-on instruction from professors who really care, you’ll get the academic attention you deserve that may have been lacked at other institutions you attended. You’ve probably heard the success stories and seen all the numbers – like how 96% of our graduates find jobs or land in graduate school within one year graduating. Small campus. Big opportunities.

    Learn how William Peace University can help you achieve your career aspirations.

    Transfer students & Readmission Students

  • School of Professional Studies

    Take the next step, in both your life and your career, with the School of Professional Studies at WPU.

    There are many reasons to seek a degree as an adult learner. Continuing your education can create better opportunities within your field or help you to pursue your interests in other fields – no matter your reason, WPU has a program to help you achieve your personal or professional goals!

    School of Professional Studies

  • Military & Veterans

    William Peace University is committed to supporting our active duty military, veterans and their dependents during the transition to higher education and enhancing their educational experience with the highest quality of academic support services available.

    Military Friendly is more than a catch-phrase for us – it’s a commitment!

    Military & Veterans

  • International Students

    WPU is your home away from home, a dynamic and diverse learning community.

    Congrats on taking the next big step in your life! At WPU, you’ll feel at home. That’s because we look for more in our students than just good grades. Your application is your chance to show us that you’re more than just a score. We want to hear your ideas, passions and perspectives.

    International Students

Admissions At-a-Glance

student in lab
1025
average SAT (total critical reading + math)
$23.4
million awarded in institutional, federal, and state aid in 2017-18
12:1
student to faculty ratio

Our Rolling Admissions Process

Early decisions, regular decisions and admissions deadlines are often strictly enforced and can be problematic for some. At William Peace University, we have a simplified rolling admissions process.

We evaluate applications as they are received rather than waiting until all applications have been submitted after a hard deadline. We also continue to evaluate applications until we’ve filled our incoming class.

There are many advantages of a rolling admissions process. First, there is less stress as you don’t have to worry about missing deadlines and you often receive notification of acceptance much sooner. You can start your senior year with confidence knowing you will soon become a Pacer. Additionally, the application process can be less competitive if you apply early in the process—not to say that you still don’t need to have good academic standing—but your application is reviewed holistically rather than compared to others. And, the rolling admissions process can provide flexibility in that we have an extended admission window allowing you to apply after most school’s deadlines have passed.

Fall 2021 Admission + Application Deadlines

   PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE
   ACTION
   ADMISSION DECISION
Rolling AdmissionsDeposit deadline has been extended to July 15 and we are committed to being flexible on that deadline as long as our classes have available space.Decision within 2 weeks of completed application

Calendar of Events

RN to BSN Virtual Information Session

Join members of the Admissions Team and RN to BSN Program Director, as we host virtual information sessions to discuss our RN to BSN program and admissions requirements. WPU proudly […]

Find out more »

WPandU

Calling all rising seniors! Start your college search process off on the right foot by coming and learning about all things WPU! You will get to enjoy brunch on us, […]

Find out more »

More Events

Finding More at WPU

The Durham, North Carolina, native chose to attend WPU in order to play softball, study biology and make a meaningful impact on campus. But within her first year, Allison realized athletics was not going to be the way she invested in the University community and biology was not her true calling.

See Mackenzie’s Story