The Best Value North Carolina Colleges

Best Value Colleges in North Carolina for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in North Carolina based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in North Carolina is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The highest value public state college is also University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


34 results

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jan 5

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jan 2

Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jan 2

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

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Value in North Carolina

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

University of North Carolina School of the Arts
N
Winston-Salem, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,070enrollment
  • $11,940net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#6 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 31

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value 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

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 3,363enrollment
  • $13,854net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Meredith College
M
Raleigh, NC
Meredith College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Feb 15

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 17,915enrollment
  • $17,946net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1310SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 4.01Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Elon University
E
Elon, NC
Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 7,117enrollment
  • $39,401net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.04Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Barton College
B
Wilson, NC
 
Barton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jul 15

Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Chowan University
C
Murfreesboro, NC
 
Chowan University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,100enrollment
  • $16,784net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 790-1000SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#18 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15