The Best Raleigh Colleges

Raleigh, North Carolina area Colleges

There are 9 ranked colleges within the Raleigh city limits and 30 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 158,219 students. If you're looking for a large school, North Carolina State University at Raleigh enrolls the most students with 89 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Durham Technical Community College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the Raleigh area at $1,824 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Duke University in Durham which is ranked #5 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

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

The Raleigh area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh and Campbell University.


30 results

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

21 miles from Raleigh

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,092enrollment
  • $10,038net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

24 miles from Raleigh

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,042enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

4 miles from Raleigh

Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 5,964enrollment
  • $26,299net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

30 miles from Raleigh

Meredith College
M
Raleigh, NC
Meredith College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $25,357net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1008-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

4 miles from Raleigh

Methodist University
M
Fayetteville, NC
 
Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,773enrollment
  • $31,730net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 935-1135SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

50 miles from Raleigh

Barton College
B
Wilson, NC
 
Barton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,177enrollment
  • $24,111net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

41 miles from Raleigh

North Carolina Central University
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HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

17 miles from Raleigh

Saint Augustines College
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HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 780-940SAT range
  • 12-16ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

3 miles from Raleigh

Central Carolina Community College
C
Sanford, NC
 
Central Carolina Community College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 5,154enrollment
  • $6,100net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

38 miles from Raleigh

Durham Technical Community College
D
Durham, NC
 
Durham Technical Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,672enrollment
  • $5,867net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

17 miles from Raleigh

Heritage Bible College
H
Dunn, NC
 
Heritage Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 43enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

39 miles from Raleigh

Johnston Community College
J
Smithfield, NC
 
Johnston Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,182enrollment
  • $5,735net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Raleigh

Louisburg College
L
Louisburg, NC
Louisburg College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 490enrollment
  • $18,157net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.34Avg GPA

27 miles from Raleigh

Nash Community College
N
Rocky Mount, NC
 
Nash Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,623enrollment
  • $6,321net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

43 miles from Raleigh

William Peace University
W
Raleigh, NC
William Peace University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 830enrollment
  • $25,841net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 945-1135SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

3 miles from Raleigh

Piedmont Community College
P
Roxboro, NC
 
Piedmont Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,329enrollment
  • $2,844net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

46 miles from Raleigh

Shaw University
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HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Shaw University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,283enrollment
  • $17,785net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

4 miles from Raleigh