Top Universities in North Carolina

For those interested in studying in North Carolina, we have a very useful list. We selected the best North Carolina institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 Duke University (Durham, NC)
Tuition: $43,623
Total enrollment: 15,427
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 14.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 94%
Classes with under 20 students: 71.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1350-1530
2 Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
Tuition: $43,200
Total enrollment: 7,351
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 39.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 94%
6-year graduation rate: 88%
Classes with under 20 students: 56.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1400
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $7,694, out-of-state: $28,446
Total enrollment: 29,137
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 31.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 90%
Classes with under 20 students: 32.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1200-1400
4 North Carolina State University–Raleigh (Raleigh, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $7,788, out-of-state: $20,953
Total enrollment: 34,767
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 52.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 72%
Classes with under 20 students: 20.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1090-1280
5 University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $6,136, out-of-state: $19,934
Total enrollment: 18,265
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 58.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 53%
Classes with under 20 students: 44.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 930-1120
6 East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $5,318, out-of-state: $17,896
Total enrollment: 27,386
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 60.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 79%
6-year graduation rate: 59%
Classes with under 20 students: 34.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 980-1130
7 University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $5,857, out-of-state: $18,386
Total enrollment: 25,277
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 69.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 78%
6-year graduation rate: 53%
Classes with under 20 students: 26.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 980-1150
8 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro, NC)
Tuition: in-state: $5,199, out-of-state: $15,797
Total enrollment: 10,881
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 66.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 75%
6-year graduation rate: 43%
Classes with under 20 students: 36.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 800-980

 

Top Universities in North Carolina

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