North Carolina Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in North Carolina

There are 46 private colleges and universities in North Carolina enrolling 88,594 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at North Carolina private colleges.  North Carolina is home to popular private schools like Duke University, Elon University and Davidson College.


46 results

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Elon University
E
Elon, NC
Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 6,991enrollment
  • $36,564net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,843enrollment
  • $27,714net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1485SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Wake Forest University
W
Winston Salem, NC
Wake Forest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,401enrollment
  • $24,800net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 6,448enrollment
  • $24,015net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.35*Avg GPA
Shaw University
S
Raleigh, NC
Shaw University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,411enrollment
  • $18,846net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.36Avg GPA
Saint Augustines College
S
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 767enrollment
  • $17,898net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 770-910SAT range
  • 13-17ACT range
  • 2.37Avg GPA
Queens University of Charlotte
Q
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,536enrollment
  • $24,286net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,294enrollment
  • $18,205net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.36Avg GPA
Lenoir Rhyne University
L
Hickory, NC
Lenoir Rhyne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,700enrollment
  • $19,034net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,556enrollment
  • $21,817net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 970-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Gardner Webb University
G
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner Webb University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,598enrollment
  • $21,217net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Laurel University
L
High Point, NC
 
Laurel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 158enrollment
  • $19,269net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.16*Avg GPA
Johnson C Smith University
J
Charlotte, NC
Johnson C Smith University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,565enrollment
  • $18,655net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 803-960SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.97Avg GPA
St. Andrews University
S
Laurinburg, NC
St. Andrews University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 683enrollment
  • $22,699net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 778-1153SAT range
  • 15-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Guilford College
G
Greensboro, NC
Guilford College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,576enrollment
  • $23,738net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
Greensboro College
G
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,026enrollment
  • $19,483net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 900-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.15*Avg GPA