Peace College

Overview of Peace College

Peace College is located in Raleigh, NC (a large city). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Peace College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

Peace College is known for its programs in media, music, therapy and counseling.

Peace College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 510.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Peace College had 692 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Peace College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Peace College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the USA South Atlantic Conference, USA South Atlantic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Peace is a baccalaureate college of arts and sciences that challenges women to an adventure of intellectual and personal discovery, preparing women for graduate and lifelong learning, for meaningful careers, and for ethical lives of purpose, leadership and service."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Peace College

Peace College
15 E Peace St
Raleigh , NC 27604-1194
General Phone: (919) 508-2000

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Peace College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management38business management, human resources
Liberal Arts31Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, political science and government, history
Therapy and Counseling27psychology, child psychology
Media16communication studies
Design5design and visual communication
Music1music performance
Education and Teaching0education

Number of programs and degrees for Peace College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12516

Peace College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Peace College had a total enrollment of 692 students (657 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 15%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 40%
20-21 30%
22-24 21%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina90%
South Carolina1%
New Jersey1%

Peace College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Peace College Room and Board (2007)

Peace College offers campus housing for 100 of its 657 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Raleigh, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Peace College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math420510
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Peace College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,018
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,018
Room and board $ 7,820
Room charge $ 5,446
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,374
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 3,050

Financial Aid:
Peace College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 295300)

Peace College Faculty

Peace College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$64,5204$59,279
Associate professoracademic year5$56,45811$55,171
Assistant professoracademic year3$46,30911$47,760
Instructoracademic year1*5$52,482
All faculty totalacademic year13$55,57831$52,638

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Peace College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball USA South Atlantic Conference
Track USA South Atlantic Conference

Peace College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, General

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Peace College Highlights

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What Sets Peace College Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Peace College % of degrees in media
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Peace College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Peace College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Peace College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Peace College % of degrees in music

checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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