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 is a private school, but the quality of teaching and the care of the professor here makes me feel secure and sure about my right decision.”
Ha Nguyen
Marketing '23

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
different states represented in our student population
average SAT (total critical reading + math)
average ACT (composite)

Admissions Steps

  • Step 1 - Apply to WPU

  • Step 2 - Submit Your Transcripts

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

  • Step 3 - Complete English Requirements & Exam

    Complete an English proficiency exam. Required minimum scores:

    TOEFL IBT – 80 (550 written) 
    IELTS – Overall band of 6.0. No band below 5.5.
    PTE Academic – 53
    SAT – 1000
    ACT – 22
    Duolingo – 105
    Cambridge Assessment – 160-179

    The SAT or ACT is NOT required. However, you may choose to submit it as an English proficiency test. 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.

    Send us your official SAT or ACT scores using these codes:

    SAT: 005533
    ACT: 3136

  • Step 4 - 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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WPU students traveling and studying abroad.

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.

    If you have an F-1, you can transfer it to WPU. Contact your DSO for assistance.

    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