List of 65 best universities in North Carolina

We ranked 65 best universities in North Carolina based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 28.5M citations received by 542K publications made by 65 universities in North Carolina, measured the popularity of 2,695 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932
#2 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
64%
#3 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
68%
#4 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
32%
Net Price
$26,324
Receiving Aid
44%
Average Aid
$47,832
#5 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
81%
#6 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
74%
#7 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
87%
#8 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
68%
#9 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
72%
#10 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
20
Receiving Aid
96%
#11 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
85%
#12 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$39,401
#13 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1380
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$28,615
#14 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
930
Average ACT
17
Receiving Aid
96%
#15 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$26,299
#16 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1165
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
92%
#17 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
920
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
92%
#18 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
965
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
98%
#19 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
19
Receiving Aid
92%
#20 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$40,719
#21 in North Carolina
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$25,756
#22 in North Carolina
#1001 in North America
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1035
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$31,730
#23 in North Carolina
#1004 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1104
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$25,357
#24 in North Carolina
#1015 in North America
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$24,640
#25 in North Carolina
#1070 in North America
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
920
Average ACT
17
Receiving Aid
96%
#26 in North Carolina
#1101 in North America
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1053
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$20,363
#27 in North Carolina
#1147 in North America
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$25,718
Receiving Aid
100%
#28 in North Carolina
#1166 in North America
Acceptance Rate
73%
Net Price
$20,594
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$29,444
#29 in North Carolina
#1168 in North America
Acceptance Rate
71%
Net Price
$17,785
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$11,914
#30 in North Carolina
#1171 in North America
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
890
Average ACT
16
Net Price
$20,468
#31 in North Carolina
#1194 in North America
Acceptance Rate
77%
Net Price
$18,814
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$32,804
#32 in North Carolina
#1261 in North America
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
80%
#33 in North Carolina
#1262 in North America
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
18
Net Price
$22,121
#34 in North Carolina
#1322 in North America
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$18,657
#35 in North Carolina
#1323 in North America
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average SAT
1077
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$19,128
#36 in North Carolina
#1349 in North America
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1075
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$22,333
#37 in North Carolina
#1354 in North America
Acceptance Rate
73%
Net Price
$20,062
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$14,682
#38 in North Carolina
#1398 in North America
Acceptance Rate
45%
Net Price
$23,001
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$20,028
#39 in North Carolina
#1443 in North America
Acceptance Rate
82%
Net Price
$15,748
Receiving Aid
83%
Average Aid
$3,207
#40 in North Carolina
#1466 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$25,841
#41 in North Carolina
#1505 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Net Price
$18,195
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$26,761
#42 in North Carolina
#1516 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
860
Average ACT
14
Net Price
$18,662
#43 in North Carolina
#1518 in North America
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
895
Average ACT
16
Net Price
$16,784
#44 in North Carolina
#1528 in North America
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1025
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$24,111
#45 in North Carolina
#1540 in North America
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1025
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$23,906
#46 in North Carolina
#1544 in North America
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
915
Average ACT
18
Net Price
$16,772
#47 in North Carolina
#1590 in North America
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average SAT
1005
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$14,805
#48 in North Carolina
#1623 in North America
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$17,783
#49 in North Carolina
#1629 in North America
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
850
Average ACT
15
Net Price
$16,016
#50 in North Carolina
#1714 in North America
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1052
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$24,390
#51 in North Carolina
#1762 in North America
Acceptance Rate
50%
Net Price
$14,431
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$8,142
#52 in North Carolina
#1775 in North America
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average SAT
1038
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$14,475
#53 in North Carolina
#1845 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$24,546
Receiving Aid
97%
Average Aid
$20,257
#54 in North Carolina
#2067 in North America
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average SAT
994
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$21,276
#55 in North Carolina
#2209 in North America
Net Price
$26,756
Receiving Aid
86%
Average Aid
$4,227
Enrollment
2,506
#56 in North Carolina
#2332 in North America
Enrollment
110
Male:Female
20:80
#57 in North Carolina
#2344 in North America
Enrollment
142
Male:Female
54:46
#58 in North Carolina
#2350 in North America
Enrollment
136
Male:Female
82:18
#59 in North Carolina
#2401 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$24,089
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$6,311
#60 in North Carolina
#2420 in North America
Enrollment
64
Male:Female
25:75
#61 in North Carolina
#2466 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$9,386
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$5,992
#62 in North Carolina
#2473 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$6,944
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$7,277
#63 in North Carolina
#2474 in North America
Net Price
$15,124
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$490
Enrollment
182
#64 in North Carolina
#2476 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$11,548
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$3,736
#65 in North Carolina
#2482 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$17,262
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$3,415

Closest to North Carolina states

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
South Carolina 37 86
Virginia 63 40
West Virginia 26 107
Georgia 63 48
District of Columbia 15 70
Maryland 34 12
Kentucky 38 61
Tennessee 56 51
Delaware 5 90
Ohio 90 19
Pennsylvania 155 10
Alabama 33 87
New Jersey 47 15
Indiana 55 32
Florida 109 27
Connecticut 28 9
Illinois 100 16
New York 221 8
Mississippi 18 135
Rhode Island 12 52
Massachusetts 88 1
Michigan 62 3
Arkansas 24 126
Vermont 17 106
Missouri 67 37
New Hampshire 16 68
Louisiana 27 78
Wisconsin 47 13
Iowa 39 49
Maine 19 156
Oklahoma 31 95
Kansas 32 65
Minnesota 48 14
Nebraska 23 69
Texas 119 21
South Dakota 15 239
North Dakota 14 186
Colorado 38 44
Puerto Rico 52 404
New Mexico 12 80
Virgin Islands 1 799
Wyoming 1 140
Montana 12 148
Utah 20 46
Arizona 25 35
Idaho 10 159
Nevada 10 131
Oregon 31 66
California 249 2
Washington 57 7
Alaska 6 178
Hawaii 10 189
American Samoa 1 1785
Northern Marianas 1 1824
Guam 2 601