William Peace University

William Peace University

Raleigh, NC, USA
3.39 Average Rating

William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a 4-year co-ed university. Founded in 1857 as a school for women, WPU has gone through many changes, always adapting to the needs of students and the careers of tomorrow. 

WPU offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, including new programs such as esports and gaming administration, plus a hybrid program for working adults. Within one year of Commencement, 96% of WPU graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school. Those outcomes are a result of small class sizes, professors who love to teach (no teaching assistants!), and a strong internship program with community partners. Nearly 100% of undergraduate students complete an internship while enrolled.  

Undergraduate students are also given the opportunity to do research, with William Peace sending students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) every year and to other events such as DECA. 

Find out what WPU and downtown Raleigh have to offer. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
51%
Submitting ACT
50%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1042
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
830
Total Number of Undergrads
830
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
32%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,984
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,450
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,450
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,040

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,593
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,750
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,295

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
97%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,648
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$261

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
54%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pacers
School Colors
green and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Raleigh
Charlotte
Greensboro
Rocky Mount
Fayetteville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
52%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,900

What Students Are Saying

3.39 Average Rating

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