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William Peace University
  • 4 Year
  • RALEIGH, NC

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are looking forward to Fall 2021 and welcoming our new and returning Pacers! Campus and classrooms will look different to ensure the health and safety of our community. We have been working hard to implement changes to accommodate the challenges of COVID-19. If we work together to follow the new safety protocols, together we can make this semester a success. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

15 E PEACE ST
RALEIGH, NC 27604
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
From William Peace University

- Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC, one of U.S News’ Best Places to Live, William Peace University is known for its hands-on approach and innovative teaching, offering 30+ undergraduate programs and 10 professional degrees in criminal justice, education, business administration, and more.

- Our supportive and mentoring faculty are experts in their fields and our focus on practical experience and real-world application prepares our students for fulfilling careers in the organizations of today and tomorrow.

- Our 12-1 student to faculty ratio, & our hands on learning approach, help make William Peace the tight knit community where students are able to align their passion and purpose.

- William Peace University students benefit from a diverse and connected campus community, as well as internships and community engagement opportunities that enhance their communication skills and critical-thinking ability; ensuring that they graduate confident, capable, and career-ready.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$24,984 / 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
$20,177 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 26 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 29 responses

Majors

Simulation and Game Design

The curriculum emphasizes aesthetics, technical skills, audience analysis, and development, including a lab that reflects the industry’s latest and greatest technologies - and an internship. Through the program, you will learn to master design, 3D modeling, and programming used in developing video games or simulation training in the military, healthcare, academic and industrial applications.

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
802 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
87
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Energetic, diverse, and ready to learn!
    94%
  • Committed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
54%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 24 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Friendly
    57%
  • Achievers
    19%
  • Exceptional
    19%
  • Successful
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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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