Admissions: An Upward Trajectory

September 15, 2023
students taking a picture in front of the WPU fountain

The William Peace University Admissions Department has been hard at work, and the evidence is in the enrollment statistics. 

Preliminary data reveals that WPU’s Traditional Undergraduate First Time in College (FTIC) class is up 18%, and the Transfer class is up 35%. Kristine Shay, WPU Assistant Vice President of Admissions, said, “We have seen some growth this fall, and this is just the beginning!” 

The academic profile of WPU’s First-Year class continues to be competitive, with an average unweighted GPA of 3.28. Similarly, this class is traveling to Raleigh from 17 states to learn from our accomplished professors. Shay notes that William Peace University embraces the diversity of its enrollees, and this year’s FTIC class comprises 46% underrepresented students, while 39% are the first in their families to attend college.

Through the implementation of increased outreach, expanded visit opportunities, improvements to the visit experience, and many other efforts, William Peace University is ensuring that those who enroll are prepared for the academic rigor, relationships, and career opportunities this campus community offers. Shay adds, “The enrollment future is bright at WPU, and we look forward to continuing this upward trajectory.”