High School Counselors

WPU’s Personalized Approach to Admissions

We are a small, tightly woven community and usually know each of our students by name. We pride ourselves in the personalized approach we take with students and parents to ensure they feel confident in their decisions, understand the application process, and are comfortable with the requirements for financial aid, as well as the opportunities for scholarship. Throughout their journey, we are with them every step of the way. 

Our Admission Counselors provide one-on-one guidance and assistance with prospective students and their families. You can reach out to our counselors to connect with whomever is assigned to your institution. Our goal is to work with high school counselors and provide the tools and resources needed to support their students.

Note: Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, for Summer and Fall 2020 (Traditional Undergraduates),  we have modified our Admissions review process to allow for Self-Reported Academic Information and we have waived the requirement of ACT/SAT test scores.

Resources + Links

  • Meet the Admissions Team
    Personalized Approach for Strong Relationships

    Our Admission Counselors are passionate about students! Their goal is to continue the nurturing and supportive role that high school counselors provide— to ensure each student and their families have the information and resources needed to plan their future.

    Meet our Admissions Counselors

  • WPU At-a-Glance
    Why WPU?

    As a nationally-ranked institution, we offer a wide breadth of programs and minors to meet the needs of today’s students. Our immersive experience provides hands-on application to prepare students for career success! 100% of our undergraduates participate in an internship that enhances their ability to apply what they learned in the classroom.

    Get an Overview of WPU

    Mission, Vision + Values of WPU

  • Visits + Tours
    We Make it Easy!

    We offer multiple ways to visit our beautiful Downtown Raleigh campus.

    We are steps away from the Capital Building and all the activities of a bustling city! Yet, our campus is quaint and offers all the amenities and opportunities students desire. Currently, all of our tours are virtual and include students, faculty, and other valuable content for students and families.

    Traditionally, throughout the year, we offer individual and group tours. We make it easy to register for available options and we hold #PeacePreview events, which are our signature Open House.

     Plan a Visit

  • Programs of Study
    So Many Choices   

    With over 30 undergraduate majors, WPU can meet the needs of most all students! From Anthropology, Environmental Studies to Simulation and Game Design—we’ve got you covered. Additionally, undergraduate minors and concentrations allow flexibility and the opportunity for student to elevate their career success.

    WPU Programs of Study

  • Modified Admission Requirements for Fall 2020
    Supporting Students —is a Priority 

    In an effort to best serve students and families during this unprecedented time, we have shifted to a modified admission process, which includes waiving test score requirements and accepting self-reported academic information for Fall 2020.

    Both of these changes are enabled within the application process and students can opt-in to either or both modifications. For those self-reporting, we will review applications and all final decisions will be subject to the receipt of the official transcript. For waiving the submission of SAT/ACT scores, students will be required to submit an essay and schedule an interview with their admissions counselor.


  • The Application Process
    We Take the Complexity Out of the Application Process 

    We understand that each student is unique and believe that within all of us – is the ability to succeed. Our rolling application for full-time undergraduate students take into account the whole person and evaluate their potential to succeed at WPU. 

    Each applicant is personally reviewed and evaluated by our team. When someone applies to WPU, we are on a first-name basis and there is always a personal connection.

    First Year Student Application Process
    Admission FAQs

  • Student Life at WPU
    Bottom Line: It’s All About Student Life 

    We may be a small private institution, but we offer BIG opportunities for engagement and connection for students. There is always something to do. Our proximity to Downtown Raleigh offers an abundance of activities, museums, cultural events, parks and recreation, and an extension of the WPU immersive classroom experience.

    We have more than 30 Division III sports teams, intermural programs and state-of-the-art fitness space/s to keep students engaged and active! We love school spirit and so do our students.

    Explore Student Life

  • Paying for College | Scholarships + Financial Aid
    How to Afford College?

    Navigating through the financial cost of college can be difficult and WPU understands this challenge. We work with each student and their families to provide guidance, support and all the resources and assistance necessary. Our personalized approach is what separates us from the larger universities.

    IMPORTANT CODES for fafsa: 

    • WPU FAFSA: 002953

    Applying for Financial Aid 101

    Cost, Scholarship + Financial Aid

  • Academic Support
    Student Success is our #1 Priority 

    No two students are alike and we appreciate the unique qualities of all! At WPU, we want to ensure that every student has the tools and resources to become successful. Our Center for Student Success is an integral part of the WPU experience. Some of the benefits include tutoring, engagement with First Year students to get acclimated to college life and to take part in student activities (which are abundant), academic accommodation plans, disability services to ensure all students have equal access and experiences, and WPU Connect to build a successful network of support.

    We strive to deliver resources that provide opportunities for success! 

    Learn about the Center for Student Success

    Additional Academic Support

  • Athletics
    WPU has 18 Division III Teams to Cheers on! 

    Athletics is an important aspect of college life here at WPU. Our students have a lot of spirit and pride in their Pacers! With nine women’s and nine men’s division III teams, there is always excitement.

    Additionally, throughout the year, various intramural sports are available for those who want to get involved. Athletic activities are abundant!

    Athletic Facilities

    Athletic Recruiting Information

Why William Peace University? At-a-Glance

We shape passions into meaningful career paths! Let us help you build your future.

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average SAT (total critical reading + math)
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“Attending the HS Counselor Brunch at WPU has been one of the best in my 30-year career.”
Kern Hairston
College Counselor
Raleigh Charter High School

Learn about the energy, excitement, and why Peace!

Referring a Student

If you know of a student who would benefit from learning more about William Peace University – We’d love to learn more! Submit information on this student and know that we will reach out to provide our personalized approach to help them in their college journey.

When you refer a student, it’s like a personal introduction!

Thank you for all you do!