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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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