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Best Colleges in North Carolina

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in North Carolina. By school type, there are 4 public and 6 private schools in best schools in North Carolina. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Duke University
Durham, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Davidson College
Davidson, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Elon University
Elon, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
7 Salem College
Winston-Salem, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master
8 Meredith College
Raleigh, NCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
9 University of North Carolina WilmingtonWilmington, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Appalachian State University
Boone, NCPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in North Carolina is $28,628 for State residents and $38,066 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 48.90% and graduation rate is 80.20%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In North Carolina
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Duke University
$57,931 8% 95% 6:116,606
2 Davidson College
$52,991 18% 91% 9:11,843
3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
$8,980 / $36,159 23% 91% 13:130,011
4 North Carolina State University at Raleigh
$9,101 / $29,220 45% 82% 14:135,479
5 Wake Forest University
$55,440 30% 88% 10:18,401
6 Elon University
$36,571 78% 85% 12:16,991
7 Salem College
$30,266 80% 59% 11:1842
8 Meredith College
$38,620 65% 66% 11:11,905
9 University of North Carolina Wilmington $7,181 / $21,246 65% 72% 17:116,747
10 Appalachian State University
$7,409 / $22,216 77% 73% 16:119,108
Average$28,628 / $38,06648.90%80.20%11.90:113,793
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in North Carolinaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.