William Peace University has been ranked among the nation’s best in value-added gains from the Collegiate Learning Assessment. The nationally employed assessment measures the improvement in critical thinking and analytical writing test scores of individual students between their freshman and senior years to determine how much they have learned while enrolled. WPU students also rank the university’s academic programs among the best in the nation.
WPU hosts athletic teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. There are more than 30 student-led clubs, organizations and publications, and students complete thousands of hours of community service every year.
WPU is located in downtown Raleigh. If you don’t feel like walking, a step away is a stop for the R-Line, a free bus service in the downtown area that connects students to restaurants as well as retail and entertainment venues. The State Capitol, Legislative Building, State Library, North Carolina Symphony and several museums lie within a few blocks of the campus.
Raleigh is consistently ranked in the top for its green space and cultural performance, as well as being a top technology town and the hottest job market for young adults.