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William Peace University has been enrolling students since 1871, starting with two-year degrees for women. We’ve gone through a lot of changes over the years, adding bachelor’s degrees, a few name changes, and going co-ed.

What hasn’t changed is our passion for meeting students where they are and taking them where they need to be.

That’s because our professors care about what they do. We don’t have teaching assistants and you won’t find a lecture hall full of 300 others. Your professors are here to teach and mentor. With class sizes of around 15, they’ll know your name and help you when you need it. And they don’t drone on for hours of lecture: here, we’re all about immersive learning, which means finding ways inside and outside of the classroom for you to learn by doing and through experiences.

Our campus is in downtown Raleigh, often named one of the most livable U.S. cities. Our students get the best of a serene campus just steps away from downtown and its opportunities for fun, nightlife, and internships.

Find out more about the Peace Community and how it can take you where you want to be.

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William Peace University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. There are currently 666 undergraduates at WPU and the school’s acceptance rate is 52%. The tuition at WPU is $32,450.
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