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William Peace University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

930 Students

59% Admitted

  • 930 full time
  • 73 part time
  • 449 men full time
  • 481 women full time
  • 1,556 applied
  • 926 admitted
  • 202 enrolled

930 Undergraduates

$30,500 Tuition/Year

  • 6 Non-Degree
  • $30,500 in state
  • $200 fees
  • $11,100 room & board
  • N/A books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Meredith from Hickory, NC
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  • Save yourself the money, time, heart ache, and just go somewhere else. The administration has proven over and over again that current students do not matter. You might be convinced…

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  • Amber from Taylorsville, NC
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  • WPU is an all around great school. It is diverse and the campus is beautiful. The professors care about your personal success and do everything in their power to help…

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  • Sophomore
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  • Peace is a smaller private school with lots to offer academically. In addition, the university feels very intimate and offers a strong sense of community. Each department places a strong…

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Mission Statement

William Peace University, founded in 1857, is a private, church affiliated, co-ed university. It's campus, a 21-acre grove of native oaks, is located in historic downtown Raleigh, within a few blocks of the state capitol, legislative building, state library, state symphony, a global learning center, and several museums. Raleigh is also one of the cities that comprise North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. William Peace University's mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation.

William Peace University
  • Located in Raleigh, NC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 930 students enrolled
  • 59% admitted
  • $30,500 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Emily from Victoria, MN
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I think it depends upon your personality. The students here are clearly close knit and you will know all the students on campus... The dorm rooms are fairly nice. They have free laundry in each dorm and have a dorm lounge which has computers, flat screen TV, and a bunch of comfy chairs. The dorm rooms are not big, but you won't have any real need to spend your entire time in a dorm anyways. the bathrooms are suite styled so you and your roommate are sharing a bathroom with the room next door. You have your own cubbies so your items do not get mixed up. Several things are in walking distance and the busing system is free to Peace Students. It is very possible to live without a car on campus. They don't have a lot of clubs and organizations although the school is clearly a family. Chapel is required every Tuesday for students, although Chapel is not as much of a chore as you would think. The female Chaplin usually discusses things that are relatable. Its like having an inspirational speaker.... its not like going to a normal church in which you may dose out in the middle of it. This school focuses on traditional female careers. I was considering taking biology there, until i realized that it won't be as science focused as I thought. The security is not the best, but because they are such a close-knit campus, if you go missing for more than 24hours, somebody will notice and something will be done. They also have a good health system. They have a nurse, and offer basic health insurance for students who need it. They have an infirmary so if you get a bad stomach flu you don't have to deal with it alone in your dorm room.

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