Does WPU have my major?
Named #6 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South, William Peace University offers more than 30 immersive undergraduate degrees and minors.
U.S News & World Report, 2020
You can take core requisites and elective classes, or explore courses from the major(s) you’re interested in during your first year. Need help deciding? Grab some friends and learn about all the ways to get involved at the Purpose@Peace Student Engagement Fair. Or, reach out to the helpful professionals at our Center for Academic Success.
So, what is ‘immersive learning’ anyway?
At William Peace University, our classes incorporate “immersive learning” that allows you to learn through experience, applying what you learn in class to real-world projects and situations.
We know that learning goes much deeper than just textbooks and lectures – it comes from hands-on experience and real-world application. Here, you’ll start creating your tomorrow, today. You’ll graduate confident, experienced, and prepared for anything.
What will my professors be like?
At WPU, we take pride in our creative and entrepreneurial faculty. No matter your major, your professors are passionate, experienced, and ready to help you explore your interests, so that you can reach your personal and professional goals.
“My professor has helped me so much. Ever since I told him what I was interested in, he’s helped me find my path. The professors at WPU are great at finding unique opportunities for students.”Anne Evans →
What are my scholarship and financial aid options?
Nearly 100% of WPU students receive generous financial aid packages – and there’s no complicated paperwork. When you apply, you’ll automatically be considered for merit-based scholarship opportunities.
You’re more than just a number at WPU. Just ask alum, Nathan Hamilton:
“I filled out my FAFSA, and it paid off. I get $24,000 every year to help me be here, learning in small classes from amazing professors. Without financial aid, I wouldn’t be able to have that opportunity.”NATHAN HAMILTON, ‘20 →
How do I apply?
We know you’re much more than a test score. Our test-optional application process takes a holistic approach, providing you with numerous ways to demonstrate your academic achievements and character beyond GPA and ACT results.
What is there to do on campus?
WPU is a close-knit community, right in the heart of a vibrant and exciting city – but you won’t have to step off campus to find fun, fulfillment, and a sense of belonging.
Compete in intramural sports, test your trivia knowledge, volunteer through one of our service projects, write for the Peace Times, or work out and take classes at the fitness center. Whatever you love to do, you can be yourself at WPU – and make connections that will last through college and beyond.
Hours of Community Service
What is campus housing like?
We have six modern and comfortable residential halls on campus, as well as four-person suites and off-campus apartments.
Will I get a job after college?
We take pride in our hands-on approach to learning, and our ability to adapt with the times to meet the needs of our students.
Our mentoring faculty and our focus on career preparation will equip you with critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. You’ll graduate fully prepared to thrive in the organizations of today and tomorrow – whether you’re pursuing your dream career, or your dream graduate program.
are employed or in grad school within 1 year
How do internships work?
“My internship with a personal injury law firm opened my eyes to how you can help people who really need it – when they need it the most.”Grayson Owens, ‘20 →
What is it like to study in Raleigh, NC?
Our dynamic downtown Raleigh, NC location offers opportunities, adventure, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Some of the most influential and innovative tech companies, pharmaceutical companies, and research think tanks are within walking distance to WPU. When you’re not studying, enjoy the benefits of exploring the city’s museums, shopping, and outdoor activities, or take a day trip to nearby Durham, Chapel Hill, or Charlotte.
College Towns” 2021