Colleges in North Carolina

Colleges in North Carolina

As a southeastern state, North Carolina has warmer winters and hot summers, and it can experience severe weather during both seasons. Colleges in North Carolina include 19 liberal arts and more than forty private institutions. The University of North Carolina System alone has 16 universities that enroll upwards of 180,000 students.The North Carolina Community College System is even larger, with dozens of associate-granting colleges throughout the state. The oldest institution in the state is part of the UNC System, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is claims to be the oldest public universities in the US period. The most selective is Duke. North Carolina is a national leader in agriculture, financial services, and manufacturing, but has an up-and-coming biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector attracted the research universities in The Triangle. Top attractions in the Old North State include Chimney Rock State Park, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and the Biltmore Estate.
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“…Duke is an amazing school with an incredible, if sometimes overwhelming, number of opportunities available every day. Duke administration and students work to be academically, artistically, and socially open to new things and representative of the...” – Autumn from Spring, TX

“…There's no denying that UNC has amazing academic programs. Just make sure that they are best for what you are interested in. Also, the idea that you can make a big school feel small definitely applies here. You get that great sense of community while...” – Emily from Charlotte, NC

“…NC State is a great place to start your college education. A university that offers many subjects; and if you're undecided, there are many programs that will help you make your decision. Recommended for any engineer majors.” – Freshman at NC State

“…This campus is highly diverse on the aspect of people in attendance. There are many beautifully hidden gems all around campus including gardens and museums. Almost everything you could possibly need is in walking distance away. ” – Taylor from Beaufort, NC

“…appalachian is an awesome school to go to, i love it! the atmosphere is very friendly and if you get the right professor then you will have a great class experience. the best part is that even though the campus is pretty big, you can get just about...” – happy@app

“…It is a great school that has something for everyone. The teachers make a point to be available as often as possible and to learn the students names in their classes (even if they are large classes). The campus is beautiful and makes you feel at home...” – Katherine from Winston-Salem, NC

“…East Carolina is a very great school where they care about their students education and well being. There are unlimited options for education fields . If you ever need help there is always someone at your service.” – Jasmine from Garner, NC

“…Wake Forest is a very prestigious school. It is a very strong school academically, and makes you think outside of the box. On a scale from 1 to 10 I rate my experience here at Wake Forest as a 7.” – Eldridge from Portsmouth, VA

“…Elon University is the most amazing environment for learning and growing as a person. Not only is the campus gorgeous, but the programs offered at Elon are outstanding. Their emphasis on being an upstanding citizen through the Elon Experiences is...” – Kirby from Doylestown, PA

“…High Point is a very clean, organized, and up-and-coming school in North Carolina. It is a four-year university, although it is working on expanding currently and creating new masters degree programs as well. It has a generally friendly atmosphere...” – Caitlin from Daleville, VA

“…The environment is amazing and not only the teachers but everyone is very helpful. Western will your home away from home and you will be proud to call yourself a Catamount. At Western, there is so much to do academically and recreationally so you...” – Samantha from Clayton, NC

“…UNCW is a beautiful and asthetically pleasing campus that I have called home for the past year. The professors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful as well as the RAs and people in power. Also being so close to the beach is a huge plus.” – Allison from Raleigh, NC

“…Very Military Friendly school. The faculty and staff are very helpful and knowledgable. Very cost effective for those on a limited budget.” – Alexander from Fayetteville, NC

“…One of the best in the state and well recognized nation wide as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the world.” – Joscar from Charlotte, NC

“…A&T is a wonderful institution! They provide lots of scholarship, and internship opportunities, and provide other services to their students to ensure success after graduation. I also found out at A&T that as long as I asked for help, I received help...” – Keira from Buffalo, NY

“…an institution based on faith and the highest academic standards possible. this school will challenge anyone to reach their highest potential and is one of a handful of national universities with university foundations in all 7 basic knowledge areas....” – Joshua from Wingate, NC

“…Awesome staff/teachers/workers, number 2 in the country for travel abroad, 100% of students complete professional internships! AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!” – Alexis from Durham, NC

“…A great place for a wholesome education at a HBCU. Small yet vast college campus for getting around. Simple yet easy place to meet new people.” – Blutruth

“…North Carolina Central University is the best school in North Carolina. The professors an administration there strive and help you with what they can. North Carolina Central University was the best option for me because it opened up new doors in my...” – Charisma from RoanokeRapids, NC

“…My experience with Winston Salem State University is currently a great experience. I absolutely love the small campus atmosphere. Not to mention my major department along with the professors are great. Not to mention the fact they see me as a student...” – Briana from Salisbury, NC

“…the best school i could ever have attended. the staff is so professional, warm, caring, and helpful. the campus community is more like a family.” – Beverly from Raleigh, NC

“…Catawba is a great school for those who came from a small high school such as me, and for those who don't want to be couped up in a lecture hall with 200 other students taking BIO 101. Here at Catawba the teachers know your name and want to see you...” – Jay from Lexington, NC

“…Methodist University class sizes give each student the opportunity to learn from the professors and not become lost in the system. The professors are dedicated and passionate about their subjects. Each student is given the opportunity to excel.” – Nicole from Fayetteville, NC

“…William Peace University is number one on my list of colleges I'd like to attend. The school has a variety of majors to choose from which is very exciting. The students and staff seem very friendly as well. ” – Prospective Student from Raleigh, NC

“…i currently play football for greensboro college. i would say the staff there are outstanding including all the professors. i have learned a great deal in a short time.” – Dre

“…Barton is a wonderful school. It helps prepare the students and give them great opportunities. This was the best choice I couldve made.” – Kia from Charlotte, NC

“…Shaw university is a diverse school. Shaw university has excellent instructors. Shaw univesity strives on excellence. ” – Dywanda from Greenville, NC

“…Mount Olive College is a wonderful school. They have great teachers who really know what their teaching and great facilities. It is a beautiful campus and a wonderful place to learn.” – Melissa from Sanford, NC

Salem College
Winston Salem, NC

“…The classes are small which is great. The campus is easy to navigate and get around. The professers and other students seem helpful if you're lost or have questions. ” – Jessica from Lewisville, NC

“…they offer outstanding adult degree programs. they are phenomenal at giving adult students the resources and support needed to succeed. the instructors really care about your success!” – Karen from High Point, NC

“…great programs, family-feel, small school” – Alexandria from Evans, GA

“…ECSU is a great school located in the small town of Elizabeth City, NC. The town is peaceful and there is always something going on both on campus and in the city for students to participate in. The faculty and staff will make you feel at home and do...” – Janell from Hampton, VA

“…A really great school that will prepare students choose the right path. A Liberal Arts school that will open the mind of students in becoming a better person . Having the love of wisdom and making not just the brain stronger but the soul.” – Anonymous

“…this is a really great campus. it's small, but personal, you really get to know the students and professors on a personal level which is really important. it's a close knit community that helps you grow academically and as a person. ” – CASEY from Knoxville, TN

“…Lenoir-Rhyne is a very exciting place to be. It also has a very homey feeling to it.And its never boring here.” – S'Mia from Kernersville, NC

“…Cape Fear Community College is great to work with, provides excellent teachers, and has two great campuses. In the heart of Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College is surrounded by great places to relax and spend time.” – Stephen from Newport, NC

“…North Carolina Wesleyan College is a great school if the student wants a great education. This school also offers one-on-one with the teachers meaning the teachers know you by name. Also, the teachers make sure the student learns the curriculum.” – Monica from Alton, VA

“…Warren Wilson has saved my life. It is at once the worse and best thing that could have ever happened to me in my life. This school has opened so many doors for me and I still have a year to go.” – Quantisha from Swannanoa, NC

“…Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive private not for profit methodist liberal arts university in rural Misenheimer North Carolina. The University presents many opportunities for students to experience new learning opportunities and cultural lessons...” – Sarah from New Market, MD

“…pitt community college is a great school. we have many resources to get help to gain understanding. i feel that this school could really further my education.” – Donteaz from Pantego, NC

“…i love lees-mcrae. it is a beautiful mountain school that makes you feel like you live in a personal snow globe. this school prides itself on a strong community.” – Cassandra from Weldon, NC

“…This was by far the best place for an education. I previously went to Arizona State University, however I was student #45/390 in most classes. I love the location, and the Iota Alpha Omega frat. was awesome!” – Michael from Peoria, AZ

“…Chowan is a very accepting school, where anyone would feel welcome. It is a caring environment where all of the faculty will help in any situation. Chowan is characterized by Christian values to help the students gain knowledge, skills, and...” – Alaina from North Carolina

“…Livingstone College has a student-friendly campus environment with great staff and professors willing to assist all students to achieve their academic goals.” – Anonymous

“…I absolutely love my school. When i came here i was instantly surrounded by support and love from the women. I can tell it is going to help mold me into a wonderful young woman.” – Kennishia from Atlanta, GA

“…I think Saint Augustine is a wonderful school to go to because they make sure you get what you need. They have a lovely campus from what I have seen in pictures. I can not wait to attend there.” – Raven from Trenton, NJ

“…This school has so many science buildings! The campus is clean and beautiful and so huge! I am so excited to start attending here!” – Carly from Jacksonville, NC

“…cpcc is great, with small classes, two free gyms, and classes on every subject i've ever heard of. the staff are always helpful and informative. they offer classes to fit your schedule from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm m-f and online. and with five campuses...” – Adam from Concord, NC

“…Brevard College has an amazing connection to the enviroment unlike any I've ever seen before. The professors really want to get to know each individual student in order to help him or her grow as much as he or she possibly could. The student body is...” – Brooke from Beulaville, NC

“…you development long lasting relationships with faculty and staff. the campus setup is beneficial to network capabilities. johnson c. smith is part of a developing city.” – Whitney

“…the university of north carolina school of the arts boasts a wonderful public high school and college program dedicated entirely to the performing arts. this conservatory nurtures students from all over the world who wish to strengthen and enrich...” – Kaleigh from Winston-Salem, NC

“…If you are in a program, the experience can be fantastic. Currently I am enrolled in a program and it feels like an exclusive club. The instructors are excellent and will help me with anything, including helping me find a career after graduation. ” – Ashley from Vale, NC

“…unca is a wonderful place. the environment is friendly and conducive to learning and the people are great. attending here will give you as many opportunities to learn outside the classroom as it does in the classroom. ” – Rachel from Roaring River, NC

“…DEAR SIR/MADAM, PLEASE I AM A SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE HAVING CERTIFICATE IN PURE SCIENCE. I AM FROM GHANA WEST AFRICA BUT CURRENTLY IN THE PHILIPPINES STUDYING BACHELORS IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE AT VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION...” – Amoako from MADISON, AL

“…the school is good at making you feel at home, the classes aren't over sized or stuffed to the brim. they actually care about us achieving what we want to do in life and they give us great adviser's to help us understand. pembroke is cultural every...” – Juana from Stedman, NC

“…This school is the best community college in the area. It has a wide variety of programs offered. They really help you to move on in your studies and to prepare you for the next step. ” – Barbie

“…FTCC is the only school in the state of North Carolina that offers an associates degree in Funeral Director. I have a wonderful advisor that has been a great help to me but I have to say, the financial aide department has not been near so helpful. So...” – Ronda from Cullowhee, NC

“…the best college that recognizes exceptional academic capability,nurture and rewards it.instructors are friendly and willing to help you achieve your academic/career goals. resources like library and ilc enhanced the conduciveness of the learning...” – Samuel from Apex, NC

“…Eclectic mountain escape that is very intentional with community and growing in Christ.” – Esperanza

“…Johnston Community College is a tight knit place. he instructors will bend over backwards to help you out and there are advisers that are always available to help you when you need it. Its a great experience.” – Tamara from Wendell, NC

“…i would rate johnson & wales 5 stars at johnson and wales you have a lot of opportunities to enter in to competitions for recognition and cash prizes. the classes and teachers are great. and overall johnson & wales is the best culinary school to...” – Aleysha from Norfolk, VA

“…Love the small classes. Spacious dorming. Definitely going to attend this upcoming year.” – Laurence from Garner, NC

“…Perfect for close to home, hands on studies. Dccc is one of the best place to begin your college experience. Everyone at Dccc is open to help in every way.” – Jazmine from Lexington, NC

“…Craven is a great school and the staff is absolutely wonderful. I've been attending for a few months now and I love it. Everyone is so helpful, especially professors. They make sure you understand everything and if you don't, they have no problem...” – Marquez from New Bern, NC

“…The instructors and staff are good. They try their best to help anyway they can. School is very welcoming.” – Pamela from Macon, NC

“…Rccc has great teachers who know what they are doing. Students and staff are friendly and helpful. Application process is fast and easy.” – Katherine from China Grove, NC

“…Mitchell Community College is the perfect environment for learning. With a small town atmosphere and progressive attitude, Statesville fosters education with Mitchell being its benchmark. Mitchell is an excellent college with a long and storied...” – Lee

“…Instructors actually care and are fun. There are many resource to draw from.” – Eryn from Sanford, NC

“…A great way to build yourself up to go to a University. A way to meet new people that may have a lot to offer you, and a way to stay close to home if you do not want to leave or are not able to leave.” – Tia from Kingstown, NC

“…Excellent environment for business professional returning to school. Instructors will continue to challenge you and apply concepts to your industry/experience. Environments forces you to focus and be prepared.” – Patricia from Winston Salem, NC

“…Wilkes Community College is a hometown community college that has the atmosphere of a place of higher education, but one can also feel close to home and feel the strong ties that it has to the community of Wilkes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first...” – Josh from North Wilkesboro, NC

“…This school is a teacher accessible school. There is always someone willing to answer my questions. They print out your graduation plan on request.” – Latonya from Rocky Mount, NC

“…Surry Community College has wonderful business administration and accounting departments and excellent instructors in their faculty. They offer online classes for both degree programs. The distance education instructors are dedicated professionals...” – Tina from East Bend, NC

“…CVCC is a very rigorous public (state) community college with a multitude of program offerings, from AA and AS degrees for general education and transferring, to a variety of Applied Science degrees. Unlike many of the community colleges in the...” – Jonathan from Cornelius, NC

“…It's a good school. I enjoy the small classes that give me more one-on-one learning. I live 45 minutes away but it's worth the drive.” – Shantal from Burlington, NC

“…I find College of the Albemarle creates a wonderful learning environment. All administrators are anxious to help students obtain their potential. I honestly feel ambitious for my next educational step from the influence of those on the COA- Elizabeth...” – Jessie from NC

“…Extremely knowledgeable and helpful to all students. Easily accessible for all programs offered. A wonderful community college environment.” – Traci from New London, NC

“…Going to this college is great decision because they provide so much help. ” – Craig from Newport, NC

“…Very helpful staff who help on a 1-1 basis to choose classes. Tuition cost affordable. Proximity of the college is within walking distance” – Guillermo from Winston Salem, NC

“…BCC is great. I love the kind and helpful staff. I have learned so much from my professors.” – Shelby from Southport, NC

“…Very helpful and friendly office staff. The atmosphere here is relaxed. Made taking the ACT as stress-free as possible.” – Susan from Four Oaks, NC

“…I like going to school here because it is close to home. The instructors here help you a lot. It does not cost a lot to go to school here. ” – Brian from Lumberton, NC

“…Haywood Community College makes me feel as if I'm right at home when I am there. The instructors are personally involved with their students on an individual basis. There isn't another institution that I would want to attend for an Associate Transfer...” – Christopher from Waynesville, NC

“…This is a wonderful college to attend! Everyone is ready and willing to lend a helping hand and it is also centered around helping people and healthcare. It really keeps things professional and you have a more one-on-one interaction with teachers.” – Sarah from Denton, NC

“…Wilson Community College is a good place to get started. I have obtained my associates degree from here. I would recommend it to other local students.” – Cierra

“…A great place to meet new and exciting people. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and very helpful when it comes to their students. The campus is well maintained and beautiful, no matter the season.” – Tanya from Creedmoor, NC

“…RCC has very flexible class times, that makes an adult returning to college attainable. The staff and administration are knowledgeable and helpful.” – Sarah from Maxton, NC

“…Durham Tech is very organized. The staff is helpful. The teachers are there to help. ” – Kristen from Durham, NC

“…Beaufort County Community College is easy to adjust to. Beaufort County Community College is fun and more personal than a big university. Beaufort County Community College works with you to make sure you achieve your goals as fast as you want to.” – Ashley from Washington, NC

“…AB Tech is an affordable, and accredited technical college in Western North Carolina. There are people from all over the world that come here to study. However, these people, are earning their dreams. ” – Kat from Arden, NC

“…It's great I'm enrolled in seated and online classes. I like the fact that it is only a short drive from home, and the instructors are very helpful. The staff is always willing to help in anyway they can.” – Maria from Elizabethtown, NC

“…It is an excellent and extremely rigorous nursing program. That classes are small, it is extremely competitive and the staff does a wonderful job preparing students to become excellent nurses.” – Christylee from Charlotte, NC

“…As at any college you will have professors you like more than others but also you will get out of the classes what effort that you put into them. Isothermal offers a wide variety of majors to support many different interests of the people in our...” – James from Forest City, NC

“…Western Piedmont Community College, WPCC, had greatly helped prepared me to go into a 4-year University. Attending WPCC was a challenged, but with the help of my instructors I managed to pass my classes. I am grateful to have attend WPCC. ” – Der from Valdese, NC

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