William Peace University

15 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC
Christian college

William Peace University rankings and awards


Welcome to William Peace University. Where your story really begins. 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.

Questions and Answers about William Peace University

Sydney H.
11 months ago
Are you planning to be test optional for seniors in 2023 applying?
William Peace University
Hi Sydney, Yes, we are test-optional. We changed a few years ago, and it's not a temporary/COVID thing. Hope to see you visit soon!
Jonathan B.
1 year ago
What are the different clubs available at William Peace University?
William Peace University
Hi Jonathan, There are dozens of clubs on campus, including Student Government, community service organizations, and clubs specifically for majors such as theatre and psychology or even various game clubs and intramural activities. Students are invited to create their own clubs as well, so the actual list changes each year.
Nicole P.
1 year ago
What opportunities or programs does William Peace University have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
William Peace University
All students take a First-Year Experience Class that includes a peer mentor, a faculty mentor, advising, plus guidance on: living on campus, academics, student organizations and more. https://www.peace.edu/academics/center-for-student-success/first-year-experience/

Majors offered at William Peace University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at William Peace University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (57% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Scholarships from William Peace University (2)

WPU Transfer Scholarship


Students who transfer into William Peace University may also be eligible for merit-based scholarships. Students who meet the requirements of the WPU Transfer Scholarship can earn between $10,000 to $16,000. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the number of transferable credits earned at an accredited college or university and on the cumulative grade point average earned at each institution attended. The scholarships are renewable for up to two additional years, provided recipients maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress with Financial Aid.

How to apply

Eligible students are automatically considered.

Transfer students
$10,000 - $16,000


Honors Scholarship


Students accepted into the Honors Program are awarded a $1,000 scholarship. In order to qualify, students must be accepted into the University before April 1. All first-year students with 3.7+ Weighted GPA are eligible to apply. Honors Applications take a look at GPA, SAT/ACT, short answers and essays. Note: Unlike other WPU scholarships, the honors scholarship may require additional information. Students may be required to interview with the honors committee. Honors scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients actively work toward completion of the Honors Program curriculum and maintain a “B” average (3.00).

How to apply

Eligible students are automatically considered.

First-year students


Common careers for William Peace University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Human Resources (HR) Manager85k
Instructional Designer58k
Graphic Designer57k
Quality Assurance Auditor56k
Executive Assistant to CEO50k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist50k
Administrative Assistant41k
Based on 280 student responses

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William Peace University financial aid

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