At a Glance

Duke University ranked first and Davidson College ranked second in North Carolina college rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the North Carolina best colleges is $21,498 for North Carolina residents and $28,776 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 67.83% and the average SAT score is 1,084. The average number of student population is 8,724 and the average student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for North Carolina best colleges. For the statistics, we only include 4 years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges.

North Carolina Best Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Duke University
Durham, NC
$57,633$59,1401,5208.00%16,17296%6 to 1
2Davidson College
Davidson, NC
$55,000-1,38020.00%1,98393%9 to 1
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
$36,159$30,2481,38525.00%30,09291%13 to 1
4North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
$29,220$28,9991,32046.00%36,04284%14 to 1
5Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
$57,760$39,216-32.00%8,78989%11 to 1
6Elon University
Elon, NC
$37,921$18,4321,23072.00%7,11783%13 to 1
7Salem College
Winston-Salem, NC
$30,766$8,4001,07785.00%63666%15 to 1
8Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
$39,952$12,0191,10472.00%1,80264%11 to 1
9University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
$21,246$21,2861,23568.00%17,91574%17 to 1
10Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
$22,217$21,4391,15580.00%20,02373%16 to 1
11University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
$20,530$21,0551,19580.00%30,14665%20 to 1
12University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
$22,562$21,9181,07088.00%19,76459%16 to 1
13Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
$37,332$14,5481,13568.00%2,33857%10 to 1
14Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
$8,285$17,8211,12048.00%12,24364%17 to 1
15Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
$32,180$9,0501,05378.00%3,53656%13 to 1
16University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC
$24,592$24,3581,16579.00%3,36362%13 to 1
17North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
$20,167$20,6621,04557.00%12,75352%19 to 1
18East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
$23,516$20,6851,09588.00%28,79865%19 to 1
19Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
$16,188$16,52796573.00%5,16950%16 to 1
20Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
$36,036$40,2851,03576.00%1,77339%10 to 1
21Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
$39,900$11,7001,07077.00%2,68645%13 to 1
22Wingate University
Wingate, NC
$38,896$11,4301,03073.00%3,65349%15 to 1
23Pfeiffer University
Misenheimer, NC
$31,840$12,6001,02076.00%1,18543%10 to 1
24North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
$19,336$20,59593087.00%8,07852%16 to 1
25Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
$16,917$16,83092079.00%6,72636%17 to 1
26Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
$25,808-89567.00%1,10031%16 to 1
27Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
$36,740$14,9851,11081.00%5,96456%15 to 1
28University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC
$22,194$18,1001,00562.00%2,53646%16 to 1
29Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, NC
$9,562$5,830-82.00%3,34341%10 to 1
30Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
$38,350$23,35564085.00%70342%9 to 1
31University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
$7,456$18,8001,00091.00%8,26242%15 to 1
32Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
$18,784$17,79889049.00%1,30644%13 to 1
33Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
$40,120$5,4001,05078.00%1,42949%12 to 1
34Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
$18,513-90073.00%23229%7 to 1
35Montreat College
Montreat, NC
$28,750$9,1411,02571.00%95034%8 to 1
36Strayer University-North Carolina
Morrisville, NC
$13,515$15,135--5,441-28 to 1
Average$28,776$19,6301,08467.83%8,72458%14 to 1