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Top North Carolina Colleges

15 of the Top Colleges in North Carolina

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UNC Chapel Hill

Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC Chapel Hill
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UNC School of the Arts

UNCSA - University of North Carolina School of the Arts
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  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Enrollment: 879 (765 undergraduates)
  • Type of Institution: public conservatory for the arts
  • Distinctions: part of the UNC system; well-regarded art school; excellent value; focused conservatory curriculum with specializations in dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking and music
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, visit the UNC School of the Arts profile
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for UNCSA

UNC Wilmington

UNC Wilmington
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  • Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Enrollment: 12,643 (11,311 undergraduates)
  • Type of Institution: public university
  • Distinctions: strong professional programs in business, education, communications and nursing; excellent value; located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean; member of the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, visit the UNC Wilmington profile
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for UNC Wilmington

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University
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Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College Farm
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  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina
  • Enrollment: 1,002 (927 undergraduates)
  • Type of Institution: private liberal arts college with a required work program
  • Distinctions: campus includes a 300-acre farm and 650 acres of forest; excellent choice for outdoor lovers; strong environmental studies major; "triad" requirements cover the liberal arts and sciences, the college work program, and community service
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, visit the Warren Wilson College profile
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Warren Wilson

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