William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC.
If you are looking for a different type of college experience – one that is rooted in the liberal arts but committed to building skills for 21st century careers – William Peace University might be for you.
If you’re willing to take an active role in our learning community and apply yourself in and out of the classroom, our innovative approach to education could help you shine. If you like the vibe of a busy, modern city but you also appreciate historic charm and green space, our downtown Raleigh campus might just feel like home.
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Why Choose WPU?
Academic programs that are hands-on, skill-developing, and experiential.
WPU Traditional Undergraduate Majors
- Arts Administration
- Musical Theatre
- Theatre Administration
- Business Administration
- Business Analytics
- Leadership & Nonprofit Administration
- Education: Middle School English
- Education: Middle School Science
- Education: Middle School Social Science
- Elementary Education
- Elementary Special Education
- Criminal Justice
- Global Studies
- History & American Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Political Science
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise & Sport Science
- Simulation & Game Design
Get the Aid You Need
WPU offers some of the most competitive financial aid packages in the southeast. We invite you to explore the process to learn how we can help lower your cost of attending college.
When you’re happy as a student, we’re happy as an institution.
- Career & Life Success
The numbers don't lie. WPU offers one of the most unique learning opportunities in the country, combining academics with career experiences67%of students land jobs directly through internships98%of recent grads are employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation100%of traditional students complete an internship
- Hands-On Academics
Expert faculty who teach a liberal arts core curriculum with modern, career-driven focused results gives you an academic experience second to none13:1student to faculty ratio73%+of full-time faculty have terminal degreesTop 10%Nationally in Effective Teaching Practices (NSSE)
- Our Students
Our learning community is remarkable in its diversity, but our students share a common desire to think bigger, not only for themselves but for our world, too. Does that sound like you?18total men's & women's NCAA DIII athletics teams1,000+Undergraduate & Adult Learners at William Peace63%of students live in campus housing
Live the metropolitan life in downtown Raleigh, NC. Our unique location allows for endless career opportunities coupled with an exciting & vibrant student experience . You won't get bored here#5On Forbes list of "America's Next Boom Towns" 2016#6"Millennial Boomtown" - Magnify Money#4"Best City to Have a College Degree" - Business Insider