William Peace University in Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

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William Peace University offers 47-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 63%. The most popular test is SAT - 62% of students submitted it in comparison to 45% of students who submitted ACT. 34.8% are women, and 65.2% are men. William Peace University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at William Peace University is 18742$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $31450 and $40250 per year. 38% of full-time William Peace University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $33,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The William Peace University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, William Peace University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,782
$30,001 - $48,000$16,004
$48,001 - $75,000$19,483
$75,001 - $110,000$22,944

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6600

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1026 of William Peace University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 95 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes William Peace University number 48 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at William Peace University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in William Peace University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


William Peace University graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to William Peace University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

William Peace University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 62%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so William Peace University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 4% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The William Peace University full-time retention rate is 59% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Peace University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
760 - 980

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 380 - 490
Math: 380 - 490
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Peace University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
15 - 21

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 20
Math: 16 - 20
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at William Peace University is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In William Peace University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at William Peace University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on William Peace University

The campus located by 15 East Peace Street address in Raleigh, North Carolina.


William Peace University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of William Peace University with 0.84% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on William Peace University are burglary, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

William Peace University offers 47 programs in total: 47 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state. William Peace University is one of the few institutions in North Carolina that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


William Peace University provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 988 students with 29652 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for William Peace University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

PLEASE.. I BEG YOU READ THIS!!! Peace is a beautiful campus and with how small it is.. it’s very easy to get to classes even if you wake up 10 minutes before your class starts.. but let’s get to the seriousness.. you DO NOT get your money’s worth at this school. They accept almost 50% of those who apply.. they literally just want your money! This college is easily one of the priciest (given that sure.. it’s a private university yadah yadah) when applying to this college it makes it seem like it’ll be a breeze and that they possibly will give out tons of scholarships and grants.. WRONG. The only people who get by good are the students in athletics.. and everyone else seems to get tons of hidden fees in tiny writing. If you’re looking to go in debt this is the school for you. They cover up your crippling debt depression with occasional free snacks and T-shirts.. oh and let’s not for get that occasional free photo booth. The cafeteria food is disgusting.. and you pay tons for that too! Let’s not forget that the soda machine breaks down for a few weeks at least a few times a year. Lol. The dorms are alright but mostly outdated and smell like moth balls... the only good dorms are in finely and even those are infested with cockroaches and major carpet stains.. seriously mine looked like someone died and came back to life just to die again in the middle of the room. The staff is generally friendly and you get a lot of “one on one” time but they definitely play favorites in class. Whoever is the most outgoing will usually be the one with the best grade.. somehow... and the attendance policy sucks.. please if I pay 40k to attend one year at school at least let me decide my attendance.. if I’ve got an A in a class I SHOULDNT FAIL!!!anyway... 2 stars bc free occasional snacks and the campus is pretty. If that sells you.. then go to peace.

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Overall Rating:

It has very good gafics were not talking about games really I like it and the kitchen.

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Overall Rating:

Beautiful campus in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Lots of opportunities for learning and accommodation for the young scholars.

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Overall Rating:

I was able to earn my Bachelor in Liberal Arts Degree by taking online classes and classes at school. This was done through the School of Professional Studies (SPS) there. The teachers were very informative and helpful to me in the classes. The SPS allows people to be able to take classes while having to work part or full time. The classes are condensed and more work is required in shorter amounts of time. But that is ultimately helpful in getting students to learn to stay focused on doing their assignments in a timely manner. Overall, it is a great school for anyone who wants smaller class sizes and does not to get lost in a large campus.

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Overall Rating:

Great school definitely on the top of my college list. The faculty and tour guides were great at addressing ways to pay for college and other tips and tricks for students at small schools

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Location & Website

Address: 15 E Peace St

Place: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9195082000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: peace.edu

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