September 26, 2023

William Peace University (WPU) is the 24th-ranked (tie) institution in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report, up five spots from last year. The University also made a significant jump from 29th to 23rd for Best Value Schools.

September 22, 2023

William Peace University (WPU) is launching a new major that redefines the way students study art, music, theatre, game design, film, media, and dance.

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September 21, 2023

The annual International Day of Peace on September 21 was instituted by the United Nations to strengthen the ideals of peace in the world.

September 18, 2023

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure on William Peace University’s (WPU) campus with the KBS Kup, an engaging event with MIX 101.5FM.  Mario Kart, the famous Nintendo video game, will be broug …

September 15, 2023

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 …

September 13, 2023

Meet Brittany Blackburn, a proud North Carolinian, and a William Peace University (WPU) student majoring in Biology. She brings a unique blend of talents, from basketball to music, and her journey is …

September 11, 2023

Did you know that your love for gaming could lead to one of the most exciting and dynamic careers of today? Simulation and Game Design (SGD) has exploded recently, opening up opportunities for individ …

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September 6, 2023

Ready to embark on a thrilling adventure and dive into the world of international experiences, cultural immersion, and unforgettable memories? William Peace University (WPU) students can inquire now a …

August 31, 2023

There may come a time when your student finds it necessary to drop a class, whether due to changes in their personal schedule, academic workload, or other factors. We’ll walk you through the process o …

August 22, 2023

Joining a college student organization can bring a multitude of benefits to your university experience. From making lifelong friends to developing valuable skills, the benefits of joining a student or …

August 14, 2023

As William Peace University (WPU) welcomes students for a new school year, campus leadership, professors, and staff are enthusiastic about transitioning to a four-credit model integrating immersive le …

August 11, 2023

The skills you learn as a psychology major can be applied to many jobs in the real world. You could be interested in therapy, research, or obtaining your degree for law school. As a psychology major, …

August 8, 2023

Starting college is an exciting and transformative phase in life, but it can also be overwhelming and challenging. As students who have navigated through those years look back and reflect on the thing …

August 2, 2023

William Peace University (WPU) has partnered with TimelyCare, the premier virtual health and well-being solution in higher education, to offer students free and equitable access to mental health suppo …

July 25, 2023

A Business Administration degree can open up a multitude of opportunities and help you develop the skills needed to thrive in various industries. If you’re considering pursuing this exciting path, Wil …

July 25, 2023

College is an exciting and challenging time for anyone, but for international students, it can be an entirely new world. In this interview, we talk to a student from abroad about their experiences, ch …

June 27, 2023

It’s exciting to be the first of your family to go to college. But it’s also much harder if you don’t have someone who knows what to expect with classes, financial aid and how to get the most of the e …

June 16, 2023

The peer tutoring program at William Peace University (WPU) offers several benefits for both the tutors and the students receiving tutoring. This program offers students the opportunity to receive one …

June 9, 2023

Nursing has gotten a lot of attention in recent years — and for good reason. The nursing profession is one of the most important roles in our community. Working in the nursing profession is challengin …

June 7, 2023

The red vibrant petals of roses are in full bloom each June. The classic flower decorates numerous gardens during the annual National Rose Month.  For William Peace University, National Rose Month hol …

June 5, 2023

Mabel Pugh, one of William Peace University’s most notable alumni, is widely known as a major player in the 20th-century art world.  With a portfolio of over 250 paintings, she is most remembered for …

May 31, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, pursuing higher education as an adult can seem insurmountable. Balancing work, family, and other responsibilities while attending traditional classes may seem impossible. …

May 12, 2023

WPU Alumna Torrey Flores ‘90 is intent on making a difference in the lives of her students every day. An Assistant Principal at Southwest Elementary School, she strives to make that difference through …

May 11, 2023

William Peace University recently celebrated its 151st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2023.  Donald Thompson, a CEO, speaker, investor, advisor, entrepreneur, and executive coach, delivered …

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International Students

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


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

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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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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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Immersive Learning

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Center for Student Success

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


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