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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
William Peace is a private university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 814 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Peace acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 39% of students, William Peace alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
About William Peace University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
15 East Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604
Website

William Peace University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,304/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,537/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
814Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
116
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Energetic, diverse, and ready to learn!
    88%
  • Committed
    6%
  • Ghetto
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Friendly
    60%
  • Achievers
    20%
  • Exceptional
    15%
  • Successful
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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As a freshman I thoroughly enjoy the school. This school is quite small, but convenient. The party scene is minimal, but it's easy to find where the parties are off campus! The cafeteria food can sometimes be a hit or miss, but it's pretty consistent! An occasional special food day where they match a theme like Caribbean or Italian happens every now and then. The professors are really nice, and some even come from other universities such as NC State or UNC- Chapel Hill. The dorms are actually pretty nice, and the maintenance who help take care of any issues with the dorms are quick. Public safety is on it when it comes to any suspicious activity or person on campus, and quick to alarm students of any issues. I have to say that the only thing that could make this place better are the events. Sometimes the events are very basic, and not really fun.
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My overall experience at WPU has been positive. I came to WPU because of the proximity to downtown Raleigh and small campus. The professors and courses that you will take here are probably the best thing about the school. If you are looking for a party school, WPU is not the place for you. Professors actually care about their students and will help them expand their professional network. Issues between alumni and past administrations have diminished the school's name a bit but the current president is working on regaining their trust and expanding the school. Staff are very friendly. It is very pricey to attend but if you have the right mind set and are looking for a small school with individual focus, WPU is right for you. If you're from a larger metropolitan city, Raleigh may not be that impressive though. Also, there is no Greek life on campus which I prefer. Most athletic teams practice and play off-campus due to the campus being so small.
At William Peace University, class sizes are very small. Therefore, your professors know your name and care about your success in their classroom. As a student-athlete it is important that I keep my grades up and I feel that it is truly possible here at Peace. Everyone is friendly. Everywhere you walk on campus you are bound to see someone you know. It is a blessing and a curse but I love the family feel that Peace has given me. We are such a small school and often get overlooked. Which personally I think is crazy because we live in the center of downtown Raleigh.