Top Rated North Carolina Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in North Carolina for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in North Carolina. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the highest ranked private college in North Carolina is Duke University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


18 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

Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jan 2

Elon University
E
Elon, NC
Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges 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

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges 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

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

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

Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

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

Guilford College
G
Greensboro, NC
Guilford College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,429enrollment
  • $24,640net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 930-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Gardner Webb University
G
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner Webb University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,536enrollment
  • $20,363net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 945-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Pfeiffer University
P
Misenheimer, NC
Pfeiffer University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,185enrollment
  • $22,121net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 940-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.11Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

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

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

Mount Olive College
M
Mount Olive, NC
 
Mount Olive College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,536enrollment
  • $14,805net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

North Carolina Wesleyan College
N
Rocky Mount, NC
 
North Carolina Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,720enrollment
  • $16,772net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 850-980SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Jul 15

Johnson C Smith University
J
HBCU
Charlotte, NC
Johnson C Smith University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,306enrollment
  • $20,468net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 13-18ACT range
  • 2.75Avg GPA

Saint Augustines College
S
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

Chowan University
C
Murfreesboro, NC
 
Chowan University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

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

Applications Due Aug 1