The Best Value North Carolina Colleges

Best Value Colleges in North Carolina for 2021

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 2021 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 2021 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.


38 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

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Value in North Carolina

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

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,843enrollment
  • $27,714net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1485SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
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

  • 35,479enrollment
  • $14,958net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.37Avg 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

  • 1,042enrollment
  • $12,579net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Queens University of Charlotte
Q
Charlotte, NC
Queens University of Charlotte

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 2,536enrollment
  • $24,286net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#7 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 19,108enrollment
  • $10,525net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 4.05Avg GPA
Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 6,448enrollment
  • $24,015net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.35*Avg GPA
University of North Carolina at Asheville
N
Asheville, NC
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 3,762enrollment
  • $13,388net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA
Meredith College
M
Raleigh, NC
Meredith College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,905enrollment
  • $26,958net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Elon University
E
Elon, NC
Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in North Carolina

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

  • 29,710enrollment
  • $15,200net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
N
Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 16,747enrollment
  • $17,981net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1320SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 4.06Avg GPA
Barton College
B
Wilson, NC
 
Barton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,059enrollment
  • $24,419net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA
Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,556enrollment
  • $21,817net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 970-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,294enrollment
  • $18,205net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.36Avg GPA
Chowan University
C
Murfreesboro, NC
 
Chowan University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 1,399enrollment
  • $17,599net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 790-970SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.64Avg GPA
East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#18 Best Value in North Carolina

  • 28,718enrollment
  • $13,635net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA