Top Rated North Carolina Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in North Carolina for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in North Carolina. Leading the rankings for 2021 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.


22 results

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 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

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,365enrollment
  • $22,340net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 915-1140SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.5Avg 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
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
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
Methodist University
M
Fayetteville, NC
 
Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 2,092enrollment
  • $32,578net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Barton College
B
Wilson, NC
 
Barton College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,059enrollment
  • $24,419net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg 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
Mars Hill University
M
Mars Hill, NC
Mars Hill University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,154enrollment
  • $14,967net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.23Avg 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
Mount Olive College
M
Mount Olive, NC
 
Mount Olive College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,208enrollment
  • $16,670net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 900-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.11*Avg 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
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