International Students

Why Study at William Peace University?

Located in the Capital City of Raleigh, North Carolina, William Peace University offers an exciting environment for students to learn – all within the heart of Downtown Raleigh! Our campus is within walking distance of the state capitol, courts, world-class museums, five-star restaurants, and Raleigh’s exciting night life.

  • Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. 
  • WPU has innovative academics.
  • WPU has a welcoming, diverse community.
  • Affordable – WPU can cost as low as $20,000 after merit awards.

WPU’s international program has hosted students from:

  • Germany
  • China
  • Congo
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Peru
  • Pakistan
  • Jamaica
  • Vietnam
  • Haiti
  • Bermuda

Admissions At-a-Glance

student in lab
student to faculty ratio
Nearly 100%
of students awarded a scholarship or financial aid
average high school GPA for incoming students

Admissions Steps

  • Step 1 - Apply to WPU

  • Step 2 - Submit Your Transcripts

    Official transcripts from each school you’ve attended. Transcripts must be:

    • Translated into English. William Peace University recommends using World Educational Services.
    • Evaluated to American grading standards.

  • Step 3 - Complete English Requirements & Exam

    1. Complete four years of English as a foreign language, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is preferred but not required.
    2. Complete the written TOEFL exam. William Peace University requires a minimum score of 550 on the written Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL from students whose native language is not English. (TOEFL 550 / 80, IELTS 6.0/5.5, PTE 53, SAT/ACT 1000/22, Duolingo 105)
      The submission of a score below the minimum requirement on the TOEFL will be considered when accompanied by an SAT score above 1000 or an ACT score above 22.
    3. The SAT or ACT is NOT required. However, you may choose to submit it as an English proficiency test.

  • Step 4 - Submit Your SAT or ACT Scores (Optional)

    Send us your official SAT or ACT scores.

    Important Codes

    SAT: 005533
    ACT: 3136

  • Step 5 - Submit Your Documents

    1. Submit a photocopy of your passport for official verification. Send the copies to
    2. Upon acceptance, submit a completed WPU International Certificate of Financial Responsibility covering tuition, room and board, as well as fees for the year. Send your completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility to


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How to Receive Your F-1 Student Visa

  • Step 1 - Apply to WPU

    The first step is apply and gain acceptance to William Peace University.

    Apply to WPU

  • Step 2 - Pay SEVIS I-901 Fee

    After you receive the I-20 form, you will need to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.

    Get More Information on SEVIS I-901

  • Step 3 - Pick Up Your Visa!

    You will need to visit an embassy or consulate to obtain your visa and to receive any additional information that you may require.

    For questions, contact