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William Peace University

Raleigh, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate63%

William Peace University Admissions

William Peace University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 63% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,427 students applied to William Peace University and 906 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to William Peace University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to William Peace University for the fall semester should hear back from William Peace University by October 1.

William Peace University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of William Peace University's admissions stats.

William Peace University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

William Peace University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for William Peace University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to William Peace University?

William Peace University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on William Peace University Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into William Peace University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to William Peace University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to William Peace University

William Peace University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into William Peace University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at William Peace University

Wondering what factors are considered by William Peace University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
First Generation Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Application Essay Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with William Peace University for more information on admission factors.

William Peace University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to William Peace University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with William Peace University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements HS Transcript not required for transfers with more than 12 transfer credits unless required for VA benefits.
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into William Peace University?

Students admitted to William Peace University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59% submitted a class rank. At William Peace University 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At William Peace University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1.5%
3.75 and 3.99 19%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 18%
2.00 and 2.49 7.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to William Peace University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

William Peace University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 12% of William Peace University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for William Peace University?

To be competitive with other William Peace University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1038 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At William Peace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 1038, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of William Peace University students scored 568 or higher and 75% of students scored 518 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of William Peace University students scored 583 or higher, and 75% scored a 518 or higher.

To be most competitive at William Peace University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for William Peace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for William Peace University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to William Peace University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to William Peace University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in William Peace University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

William Peace University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to William Peace University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to William Peace University.

Does William Peace University accept transfer credits?

✅ William Peace University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. William Peace University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does William Peace University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ William Peace University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to William Peace University?

❌ No, William Peace University is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is William Peace University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for William Peace University is 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at William Peace University?

❌ William Peace University does not offer early decision.

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William Peace University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into William Peace University? William Peace University is a somewhat selective institution. The William Peace University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


William Peace University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to William Peace University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to William Peace University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

William Peace University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1038 - 1150


Math SAT Range

515 - 568


Reading SAT Range

518 - 583

William Peace University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At William Peace University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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