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William Peace University

Raleigh, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

William Peace University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to William Peace University, the fee for the application is $35.

Students who submit their applications to William Peace University for fall should hear back from William Peace University by October 1.

William Peace University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

William Peace University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 29%
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 –– ––

Want to Apply Early to William Peace University?

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

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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 Does William Peace University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at William Peace University

What does William Peace University consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
First Generation Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Application Essay 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 Application Requirements

To apply to William Peace University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0

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 3.7.

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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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, 15% of William Peace University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 29% 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 aim to score between 1095 and 1205 (or higher!) on the SAT. At William Peace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1205 and 25% of scored lower than 1095, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of William Peace University students scored 625 or higher and 75% of students scored 538 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of William Peace University students scored 605 or higher, and 75% scored a 538 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for William Peace University?

To be most competitive at William Peace University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for William Peace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for William Peace University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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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

• Spring 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 and Advanced Placement (AP) 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 ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is William Peace University's acceptance rate?

✅ William Peace University's acceptance rate is 52%.

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 52%. This means that the institution accepts 52 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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William Peace University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1095 - 1205


Math SAT Range

540 - 625


Reading SAT Range

538 - 605

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 3.67. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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