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Life after graduating from WPU. What are your career options?
June 21, 2024

The journey after graduation is a transformative period, offering numerous pathways to explore.

William Peace University announces Spring 2024 Dean's List
June 18, 2024

William Peace University congratulates students who earned Dean’s List honors during the Spring 2024 semester. More than 200 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2024 semester at …

A group of WPU students spent two weeks in the British Isles.
June 14, 2024

A group of students and faculty from William Peace University spent two weeks in the British Isles as part of the WPU study abroad program.

Nursing connections with a degree in Biology.
June 13, 2024

Embarking on the captivating academic voyage as a Biology major at William Peace University unveils an immersive exploration into the intricacies of the biological sciences.

Future Pacers arrive for New Student Orientation last summer.
June 11, 2024

William Peace University will hold its first of two orientations June 21-22. Find out more about the revamped experience.

WPU student Ajani Robinson competes in high-level jump roping.
June 7, 2024

WPU student Ajani Robinson jumps rope all across the country and hopes to compete at the World Championships.

Robin Vincent instructs her class at William Peace University.
June 6, 2024

At WPU our commitment to providing an unparalleled academic experience is demonstrated by our remarkable student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, a crucial aspect that sets us apart.

Tanner Brown
June 4, 2024

WPU graduate, Tanner Brown, named new University chaplain.

WPU biology students
May 31, 2024

Are you passionate about understanding the intricacies of living organisms and ecosystems? Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (BA) opens the door to a world of possibilities.

May 28, 2024

Free application week is April 1-6.

Women's golf coming to WPU in 2025-26 season
May 21, 2024

New sport coming to WPU in 2025-26 season

Emily Puckett poses outside her classroom at Tar River Elementary.
May 21, 2024

WPU alumni Emily Puckett a finalist for Teacher of the Year in Granville County.

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May 17, 2024

The importance of copywriters in today’s world versus AI

Kai Stallings
May 14, 2024

Kai Stallings saw a little bit of themself every day during her internship.

Tiffany Webb will be the SPS student commencement speaker.
May 9, 2024

William Peace University is proud to announce its two student speakers for the 2024 commencement ceremony. Each of William Peace University’s student speakers is already getting experience in their respective fields.

Emmarose Boylan is the The Katherine Bryan Sloan Graham Award winner.
May 8, 2024

Emmmarose Boylan was named the 2024 The Katherine Bryan Sloan Graham Award winner.

May 7, 2024

William Peace University is proud to recognize outstanding faculty members as we present this year’s Outstanding Advisor Awards, the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Part-Time Faculty Award.

Building at WPU
May 6, 2024

William Peace University is proud to recognize two standout students ahead of Commencement this week. Each year, the University honors a Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) Outstanding Graduate and a School of Professional Studies (SPS) Outstanding Graduate.

WPU held its Educational Ceremony at the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh.
May 6, 2024

Located on the first floor of the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Raleigh, there is a special room off to the side. Past the staircase, beyond the crystal clear chandeliers, and to the left is a room w …

WPU students work on an experiment off campus.
May 3, 2024

Embarking on the path toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology sets the stage for an enriching exploration of diverse and rewarding career opportunities. While students may have an interest in biology, they may not always know what to expect when it comes to careers, job prospects, and salary — in other words, why earn a BS in Biology?

Jamie Luersen and Yomeaquea Martin
April 30, 2024

Yomeaquea Martin jokes that she was tricked into going back to school by Jamie Luersen. The duo work together at Northwoods Elementary School in Cary. For the longest time, the principal tried to conv …

William "Bill" Bell
April 29, 2024

Former Durham mayor and lifelong public servant William V. “Bill” Bell will be the 2024 Commencement Speaker at William Peace University, the school announced today.

Mercedes Vedock
April 26, 2024

Two years ago Mercedes Vedock was working part-time at WakeMed in Raleigh and realized she needed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing within five years of her employment there.

2023 Internship Showcase
April 25, 2024

There were no classes on Tuesday at William Peace University, but there was plenty of educating and learning going on.

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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Visitors

Whether you’re hoping to attend WPU or hosting an event, you’re welcome to visit WPU! 

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Conferences and Events

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Location and Directions

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Alumni

Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Get Involved

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General Info

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Parents

Families are an integral part of a student’s path to WPU. Find answers to your questions here. 

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

Learn about the value of an education at WPU.

Billing and Due Dates

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Current Students

Already a Pacer? Here’s your quick path to information, links, and other useful stuff.

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Current Students

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Current Parents and Families

Is your student a Pacer? Here’s where to get information and contacts.

Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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First Time in College

Your WPU education will help you build practical skills for your future.

Transfer Students

Transfer up to 90 credit hours from any institution. 

Working Professionals

Enhance your existing career.

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Readmission

If you previously attended WPU and are ready to return, start here. 

Veteran/Military

Learn more about how to apply the GI bill.

International Students

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About

WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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History

Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.

Leadership

William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Work at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work!

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Contact Us

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Mission, Vision, and Values

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Student Life

Whether you want to know more about on-campus events or see our residence halls, get a sense of what life is like as a student at WPU.

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Clubs, Activities and Events

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Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Athletics

Cheer on your Pacers at their next home game.

Student Support Services

Find out how the WPU team supports the whole you.

Health and Wellness

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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2023 Internship Showcase

Immersive Learning

Find out about WPU’s unique approach to learning.

Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

Admissions

Start here to find out how to apply, visit, and learn more about WPU.

Before you apply:

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Visit Campus

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Understand Costs

Find out about Financial aid and other options to pay for college.