Founded in 1857, William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. Our mission is to prepare you for careers in the organizations of tomorrow.
Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, you develop an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers and skills for ethical citizenship. We offer more than 26 majors, minors, and concentrations in fields such as Simulation and Game Design, Criminal Justice, Business Analytics and much more.
WPU is ranked No. 1 in the nation for its internship program. Due in large part to this success, over the last three years, more than 96% of the University's graduates have landed full-time jobs or entered graduate school within one year of their respective graduation date.
WPU is well known for its hands-on learning and excellent faculty. According to the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE), WPU ranks in the top 10% nationally for "Effective Teaching" and "Learning Strategies."
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.
William Peace University’s mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. Rooted in the liberal arts tradition, the student develops an appreciation for life-long learning, a focus on meaningful careers, and skills for ethical citizenship.