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William Peace College is a small liberal arts university located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.

Read more about William Peace University in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.40
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1335-1515
ACT Score: 17-22
6-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 868
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $26,011.00
Out of State Tuition: $26,011.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 5.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 11.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Balanced
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about William Peace University:

A Poll on Women's Colleges: Is Peace College’s decision to admit men a sign that women’s colleges are on the way out? (August 11, 2011)

These articles mention William Peace University:

A Refreshing Commencement Season: This year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

Price Sensitivity Strikes Back: Belmont Abbey College and a handful of others are bucking the high tuition, high discount model. (December 20, 2012)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious.

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles ay change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired, unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning.

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina.

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for neighborhood, though. 

The Sad History of Freshman Reading: Freshman readings range from political propaganda to feel-good fluff. 

North Carolina Bucks the Trend: While commencement speakers across the nation talked about politics, North Carolina's choices were more restrained.

Professors Are Your Friends: By having the courage to ask for help, one student learn that faculty are eager to aid undergraduates. 

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech?

Democrats at the Podium: In today's college environment, commencement speakers' politics should come as no surprise.

Are Adjunct Professors Bad for Students?: Some doubts about a recent study suggesting that part-time faculty fail to "connect" with students. 

What “Helicopter Parents” Should Really Want: The National Student Survey of Engagement falls short of providing the most important information to prospective college applicants.

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department

Albright, Powell highlight N.C.graduation speakers: Two War on Terrorism leaders to speak