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June 1, 2022

William Peace University is excited to announce that on April 21 we had our most successful Day of Giving to date. This year, the WPU Community not only met our goal to raise $100,000 with 300 donors …

May 31, 2022

Virtual reality headsets are a fun way to play games, and now, a fun way to learn more about William Peace University. A new VR tour of WPU offerings was created by students for high school students, …

May 27, 2022

William Peace University (WPU) students excitedly clamored into buses headed to Chapel Hill. On this night, instead of studying textbooks, these students would learn by going to see a play.  The buses …

May 26, 2022

With the ever-growing popularity of online education, more and more students are considering pursuing an online college degree. There are many advantages to earning a degree online, and many students …

May 23, 2022

Are you a college graduate who just received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing or Communications and have no clue what type of job is right for you? Marketing is all around us and there are different …

McKoy-Wilkins
May 19, 2022

The McKoy-Wilkins Scholarship is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like Gale McKoy Wilkins ‘11 …

May 17, 2022

William Peace University (WPU) is excited to release the fourth edition of PEACE Magazine The Magazine, titled “Courageous Confidence” features courageous stories within the WPU Community. “The immens …

May 17, 2022

Feeling behind? It isn’t too late to apply for college. In fact, you may be right on time! In the spring, there’s a big rush of high school seniors meeting the application deadlines of hundreds, perha …

May 12, 2022

Psychology is a fascinating field that can lead to a number of different career paths. If you’re considering pursuing a career in psychology, it’s important to learn about the different job options th …

May 12, 2022

Courage (noun): mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. When I reflect on this past year, I don’t believe there is …

May 5, 2022

The Redmond – Harris Internship Support Fund is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like Billie …

May 3, 2022

William Peace University has changed quite a bit in the last 40 years. One person who has been around to see all of those changes is Associate Professor of Mathematics Adair Robertson, who will be ret …

May 2, 2022

The WPU Alumni Association is excited to recognize this year’s Alumni Award Recipients. Awards were given for the Young Alumni of the Year, Professional Studies Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Alumn …

April 26, 2022

Ever since she could walk and talk, Lilly Mills ‘21 was on stage.  She remembers her first performance in “The Princess and the Pea” at age six. She immediately fell in love with the comradery on stag …

April 25, 2022

The Lovie Jones Fund for Study Abroad, originally established in 2006, received a recent gift that is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative a …

April 22, 2022

Question after question after question… how to answer them all? Mary C. Kubeny ’19 was worried about the whirlwind of questions left behind for her baby niece after her mother had committed suicide.  …

April 21, 2022

William Peace University has many stories of a mother and daughter attending — just not at the same time. But that’s just what happened to Carla and Riley Jamieson, who are now both studying education …

April 19, 2022

William Peace University students are making their mark in the game development industry. Matthew Merino and Travis Brown will be the first students from WPU to host a presentation in the 13-year hist …

April 19, 2022

RALEIGH, N.C. — Sepi Saidi, PE, CEO of SEPI, Inc., an Engineering News Record Top 500 Engineering Firm, will be the Commencement Speaker for William Peace University’s (WPU) 2022 ceremony, officials s …

April 19, 2022

Leigh Anne Sims Ivey ’12 — a daughter, a wife, a friend, a Peace alumna, and a coworker — how does one start to tell the story of who she was? Is it by her appearance? She had chocolate brown hair, ti …

April 12, 2022

Work deadlines, social functions, doctor’s visits, and a child’s parent teacher conference can quickly fill up the schedule of a working adult. There seems to be no time for going to college and earni …

April 12, 2022

Michael John, director of public safety at William Peace University, is this year’s winner of the WPU Janice Edwards Award. This award exemplifies the characteristics of dedication and loyalty so ofte …

April 12, 2022

WPU Advancement Communications Coordinator Liz Rieth sat down with Gale Wilkins ’11, a William Peace University (WPU) School of Professional Studies alumna, to learn how Wilkin’s courageous story bega …

April 12, 2022

William Peace University’s campus is scattered with many beloved Pacer spots — from Main’s red brick and towering white columns to the intricate details of the black fountain. Students experience this …

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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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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General Info

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Parents

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

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Current Students

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Current Parents and Families

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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

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Transfer Students

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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

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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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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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Understand Costs

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