The Best Raleigh Private Colleges

Raleigh, North Carolina area Colleges

There are 2 ranked private colleges within the Raleigh city limits and 6 private colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 27,998 students. If you're looking for a large school, Duke University enrolls the most students with 1,110 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Saint Augustines College offers the lowest tuition for private colleges in the Raleigh area at $10,956 per year.

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

The Raleigh area is home to popular nationally ranked private institutions like Duke University, Campbell University and Meredith College.


6 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

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

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