Private 4 Year

William Peace University

Raleigh, North Carolina

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William Peace University overview
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Online peace.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
William Peace University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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William Peace University, established in 1857, is a private liberal arts college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Situated in the heart of the state's capital, this historic institution offers a picturesque urban campus known for its blend of traditional and modern architecture, including its main building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The university provides a range of undergraduate degrees, with notable programs in business, education, and the social sciences. William Peace University has a moderately selective admissions process. It features residential facilities that accommodate a significant portion of its student body, fostering a living-learning environment. While the college does not have a high-profile athletics program, it offers various sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division III.

In the most recent statistical year 1,434 prospective students applied, and 906 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 136 enrolled in the school.  580 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 133 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,550 plus fees of $500.












Peace College is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1033/1151
ACT 19/27
GPA 3.67

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for William Peace University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$500
Room and Board $12,040
Budget for Other Expenses$4,694
Total One Year Cost$49,784

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

36% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by William Peace University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Psychology 21%
Education 11%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%
Communication 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199272 IPEDS survey data for William Peace University.

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