William Peace University William Peace University

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William Peace University

William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and began admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its 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.

Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Otherx  
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Otherx  
Communication and Media Studies, Otherx  
Communication, Generalx  
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Otherx  
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationx  
Criminal Justice/Police Sciencex  
Education, Generalx  
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programsx  
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programsx  
English Compositionx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Game and Interactive Media Designx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Otherx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Musical Theatrex  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Dentistry Studiesx  
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Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studiesx  
Pre-Nursing Studiesx  
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Psychology, Generalx  
Theatre/Theatre Arts Managementx  

Academic Life

The educational experience at Peace goes beyond the classroom. We teach you the skills necessary to succeed in both your professional and private lives. On average, more than 90 percent of our graduates begin careers or pursue higher education within a year of graduation.

The academic majors at WPU represent areas that connect to growing professional fields and demands. They incorporate pre-professional and liberal arts components. They include flexible pairings and specialized concentrations within each major.

New Courses: Our new core curriculum emphasizes basic knowledge needed beyond graduation. Mandatory courses in personal financial management, media literacy and four years of writing courses within the English department.

Professional Development / Careers: A series of three classes focusing on career and professional development is a requirement. Through the Portfolio Seminars Series, you’ll learn how to construct a resumé, build a portfolio, interview for a job or apply for graduate school.

Internships: An academic internship related to your major is required, with the goal of combining educational theory with job experience. Research Triangle Park, one of the nation’s most innovative business and technical communities nearby, provides internship opportunities in finance, pharmaceuticals and research, sports, law and politics. Sixty percent of Peace graduates report their college internships result in job offers.

Advising: Your skilled adviser for all four years will help you to explore careers, assist with decision-making and provide personal attention to all areas of college life, both academic and social.

Study Abroad: Expand your knowledge by immersing yourself in living experiences in countries around the world. A signature summer program at WPU focuses on Mexican culture and civilization while you live and study in Mérida, Yucatán. Community Service Community service is encouraged, and our students embrace the concept of giving back by reaching out. On average, the student body.

Campus Life

WPU is located on a beautiful campus in the vibrant city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is nationally ranked as one of the top five Hottest Job Markets for Young Adults, a Top Ten Technology Town and City for Singles and one of the most vibrant college sports areas in the nation. Our campus — a reflection of classic Southern architecture and a foundation for modern labs and facilities — is located in North Carolina’s capital city. From campus, it’s an easy stroll – or a free bus ride – to the heart of the City of Oaks, its political pulse, and its rich and varied museums, music halls, restaurants, theaters and nightlife. Observe the state legislature in session, dine downtown in popular cafés, attend concerts or enjoy live theatre at the REP and NCSU.

WPU has over 30 student clubs and organizations, great lawns to spread out and study or play and hosts a multitude of activities. Some of our most recent activities include: Going out downtown to First Friday; Bonfire; Zombie Tag; Giant (we think it was two-story) Slip ‘n Slide; T-Shirt swap; and more!

WPU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III and of the USA South Athletic Conference. As a member of NCAA DIII, Peace promotes a spirit of participation and a love for sports as the primary motivators for intercollegiate competition. For women, we offer team basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. For men, there’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer.

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