The Best Charlotte Colleges

Charlotte, North Carolina area Colleges

There are 9 ranked colleges within the Charlotte city limits and 30 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 112,938 students. If you're looking for a large school, University of North Carolina at Charlotte enrolls the most students with 1,396 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, South Piedmont Community College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Charlotte area at $1,824 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Davidson College in Davidson which is ranked #31 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore Charlotte area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The Charlotte area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte and University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


30 results

Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,983enrollment
  • $28,615net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

20 miles from Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte
Q
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,338enrollment
  • $25,756net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.41Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

1 miles from Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
N
Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 30,146enrollment
  • $16,029net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

9 miles from Charlotte

Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,371enrollment
  • $18,657net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.59Avg Weighted GPA

39 miles from Charlotte

Gardner Webb University
G
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner Webb University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,536enrollment
  • $20,363net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 945-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

47 miles from Charlotte

Winthrop University
W
Rock Hill, SC
Winthrop University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 5,576enrollment
  • $19,300net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

22 miles from Charlotte

Pfeiffer University
P
Misenheimer, NC
Pfeiffer University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,185enrollment
  • $22,121net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 940-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.11Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

36 miles from Charlotte

Limestone University
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Gaffney, SC
 
Limestone University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 1,943enrollment
  • $24,967net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

47 miles from Charlotte

Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,467enrollment
  • $22,333net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

12 miles from Charlotte

Johnson C Smith University
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HBCU
Charlotte, NC
Johnson C Smith University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,306enrollment
  • $20,468net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 13-18ACT range
  • 2.75Avg GPA

3 miles from Charlotte

South Piedmont Community College
S
Polkton, NC
 
South Piedmont Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,019enrollment
  • $5,892net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

38 miles from Charlotte

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
C
Concord, NC
 
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 526enrollment
  • $14,475net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 990-1085SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

20 miles from Charlotte

Catawba Valley Community College
C
Hickory, NC
 
Catawba Valley Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,328enrollment
  • $6,777net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.73Avg GPA

43 miles from Charlotte

Central Piedmont Community College
C
Charlotte, NC
Central Piedmont Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 16,668enrollment
  • $6,652net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

1 miles from Charlotte

Cleveland Community College
C
Shelby, NC
 
Cleveland Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,269enrollment
  • ($325)net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

38 miles from Charlotte

Gaston College
G
Dallas, NC
 
Gaston College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,345enrollment
  • $12,942net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

21 miles from Charlotte

Lenoir Rhyne University
L
Hickory, NC
Lenoir Rhyne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,686enrollment
  • $18,814net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

46 miles from Charlotte

Livingstone College
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HBCU
Salisbury, NC
Livingstone College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 845enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 770-930SAT range
  • 13-16ACT range
  • 2.64Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

37 miles from Charlotte