High School Counselors

WPU’s Personalized Approach to Admissions

We are a small, tightly woven community and usually know each of our students by name. We pride ourselves in the personalized approach we take with students and parents to ensure they feel confident in their decisions, understand the application process, and are comfortable with the requirements for financial aid, as well as the opportunities for scholarship. Throughout their journey, we are with them every step of the way. 

Our Admission Counselors provide one-on-one guidance and assistance with prospective students and their families. You can reach out to our counselors to connect with whomever is assigned to your institution. Our goal is to work with high school counselors and provide the tools and resources needed to support their students.

WPU has simplified the application process to be more holistic and inclusive of student strengths and accomplishments. Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores, or showcase their individual strengths in other ways.

Refer a Student to WPU

Share the benefits and information of William Peace University. We have created an easy to use PDF that you can customize with your high school name and your contact information – and send to students. Download today.

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Resources + Links

  • Meet the Admissions Team
    Personalized Approach for Strong Relationships

    Our Admission Counselors are passionate about students! Their goal is to continue the nurturing and supportive role that high school counselors provide— to ensure each student and their families have the information and resources needed to plan their future.

    Meet our Admissions Counselors

  • WPU At-a-Glance
    Why WPU?

    As a nationally-ranked institution, we offer a wide breadth of programs and minors to meet the needs of today’s students. Our immersive experience provides hands-on application to prepare students for career success! 100% of our undergraduates participate in an internship that enhances their ability to apply what they learned in the classroom.

    Get an Overview of WPU

    Mission, Vision + Values of WPU

  • Visits + Tours
    We Make it Easy!

    We offer multiple ways to visit our beautiful Downtown Raleigh campus.

    We are steps away the heart of downtown Raleigh and all the activities of a bustling city! Yet, our campus is quaint and offers all the amenities and opportunities students desire. We offer virtual and in-person tours that follow strict health and safety measures. Get a feel for our students, faculty, and other valuable content and information that enables students and their families the opportunity to experience William Peace University.

     Plan a Visit

  • Programs of Study
    So Many Choices   

    With over 30 undergraduate majors, WPU can meet the needs of most all students! From Anthropology, Environmental Studies to Simulation and Game Design—we’ve got you covered. Additionally, undergraduate minors and concentrations allow flexibility and the opportunity for students to elevate their career success.

    WPU Programs of Study

  • Admission Requirements for Spring 2021
    Supporting Students —is a Priority 

    WPU has a simplified application process that is a holistic and inclusive evaluation of the student that looks beyond the test scores—but considers all the strengths and accomplishments of the whole person to build a dynamic community. Students have the choice to submit SAT/ACT scores, or showcase their individual strengths.

    If students decide to submit official SAT/ACT scores, our SAT school code is 005533 and our ACT school code is 3136.


  • The Application Process
    We Take the Complexity Out of the Application Process 

    We understand that each student is unique and believe that within all of us – is the ability to succeed. Our rolling application for full-time undergraduate students take into account the whole person and evaluate their potential to succeed at WPU. 

    Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team. When someone applies to WPU, we are on a first-name basis and there is always a personal connection.

    First Year Student Application Process

    Admission FAQs

  • Student Life at WPU
    Bottom Line: It’s All About Student Life 

    We may be a small private institution, but we offer BIG opportunities for engagement and connection for students. There is always something to do. Our proximity to Downtown Raleigh offers an abundance of activities, museums, cultural events, parks and recreation, and an extension of the WPU immersive classroom experience.

    We have 18 Division III sports teams, intramural programs and state-of-the-art fitness space/s to keep students engaged and active! We love school spirit and so do our students.

    Explore Student Life

  • Paying for College | Scholarships + Financial Aid
    How to Afford College?

    Navigating through the financial cost of college can be difficult and WPU understands this challenge. We work with each student and their families to provide guidance, support and all the resources and assistance necessary. Our personalized approach is what separates us from the larger universities.


    IMPORTANT CODES for fafsa:


    • WPU FAFSA: 002953

    Applying for Financial Aid 101

    Cost, Scholarship + Financial Aid

  • Academic Support
    Student Success is our #1 Priority 

    No two students are alike and we appreciate the unique qualities of all! At WPU, we want to ensure that every student has the tools and resources to become successful. Our Center for Student Success is an integral part of the WPU experience. Some of the benefits include tutoring, engagement with First Year students to get acclimated to college life and to take part in student activities (which are abundant), academic accommodation plans, disability services to ensure all students have equal access and experiences, and WPU Connect to build a successful network of support.

    We strive to deliver resources that provide opportunities for success! 

    Learn about the Center for Student Success

    Additional Academic Support

  • Athletics
    WPU has 18 Division III Teams to Cheers on! 

    Athletics is an important aspect of college life here at WPU. Our students have a lot of spirit and pride in their Pacers! With nine women’s and nine men’s division III teams, there is always excitement.

    Additionally, throughout the year, various intramural sports are available for those who want to get involved. Athletic activities are abundant!

    Athletic Facilities

    Athletic Recruiting Information

Calendar of Events for Future Pacers

Do you have a student who would benefit from learning more about William Peace University? We offer virtual and in-person events that highlight our programs and the value of a WPU education.

RN to BSN Virtual Information Session

The RN to BSN program at WPU is flexible, affordable, and achievable! Join us for a virtual information session to discuss program including the courses required, schedule, and tuition costs. […]

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Teacher Licensure Virtual Information Session

Ready to lead a classroom? Learn about WPU’s teaching licensure options. Our Admissions team will explain entrance requirements while the education faculty will share details about the teacher licensure programs […]

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RN to BSN On-Campus Information Sessions

Nurses who are interested in learning more about the RN to BSN program at William Peace University are invited to attend an in-person information session on our campus on Wednesday, […]

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More Events

This is something At-a-Glance

Why WPU_at a glance
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Raleigh Charter HS
“Attending the HS Counselor Brunch at WPU has been one of the best in my 30-year career.”
Kern Hairston
College Counselor
Raleigh Charter High School

Learn about the energy, excitement, and why Peace!

Referring a Student

If you know of a student who would benefit from learning more about William Peace University – We’d love to learn more! Submit information on this student and know that we will reach out to provide our personalized approach to help them in their college journey.

When you refer a student, it’s like a personal introduction!

Thank you for all you do!