Top Universities in North Carolina


What are the most popular Universities in North Carolina? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 North Carolina University Ranking of 53 recognized North Carolina higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate US higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top North Carolina Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2021 North Carolina University Ranking

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1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill
2 Duke University Durham
3 North Carolina State University Raleigh
4 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem
5 Appalachian State University Boone
6 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro
7 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte
8 East Carolina University Greenville
9 Elon University Elon
10 University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington
11 Davidson College Davidson
12 Western Carolina University Cullowhee ...
13 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro
14 North Carolina Central University Durham
15 High Point University High Point
16 Campbell University Buies Creek
17 University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville
18 University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke
19 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville
20 Queens University of Charlotte Charlotte
21 Meredith College Raleigh
22 University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem
23 Guilford College Greensboro
24 Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem
25 Warren Wilson College Swannanoa
26 Bennett College Greensboro
27 Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs ...
28 North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount ...
29 Pfeiffer University Misenheimer
30 Catawba College Salisbury
31 Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte
32 Montreat College Montreat ...
33 Lees-McRae College Banner Elk
34 Brevard College Brevard
35 Methodist University Fayetteville
36 Barton College Wilson
37 Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City
38 William Peace University Raleigh
39 Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory
40 Saint Augustine's University Raleigh
41 Belmont Abbey College Belmont
42 Mars Hill University Mars Hill
43 Wingate University Wingate
44 Salem College Winston-Salem
45 Shaw University Raleigh
46 Livingstone College Salisbury
47 Greensboro College Greensboro
48 Chowan University Murfreesboro
49 Carolina University Winston Salem ...
50 St Andrews University Laurinburg
51 University of Mount Olive Mount Olive ...
52 Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City
Un Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord
Legend: Un Unranked

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