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Most Favored North Carolina Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in North Carolina. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school. Duke University, has the highest yield rate as of 54.31% for academic year 2019-2020 in North Carolina. Davidson College is positioned second with 48.80% yield and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill follows them with 44%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in North Carolina.
Most Favored North Carolina Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Duke University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDurham, NC
54.31% 41,947 3,187 1,731 7.60%
2Davidson College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDavidson, NC
48.80% 5,982 1,080 527 18.05%
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Public, 4 or more yearsChapel Hill, NC
43.52% 42,465 9,610 4,182 22.63%
4Wake Forest University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWinston-Salem, NC
36.59% 12,559 3,717 1,360 29.60%
5North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Public, 4 or more yearsRaleigh, NC
34.68% 31,130 14,050 4,873 45.13%
6University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Public, 4 or more yearsGreensboro, NC
33.39% 9,974 8,225 2,746 82.46%
7Meredith College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRaleigh, NC
30.09% 1,936 1,253 377 64.72%
8Winston-Salem State University
Public, 4 or more yearsWinston-Salem, NC
29.98% 4,773 3,226 967 67.59%
9East Carolina University
Public, 4 or more yearsGreenville, NC
28.82% 19,235 15,141 4,364 78.72%
10Western Carolina University
Public, 4 or more yearsCullowhee, NC
27.56% 11,128 7,646 2,107 68.71%