North Carolina has a number of colleges and universities with different qualities that should be considered. From a safety standpoint, Appalachian State University beats out Elon University with a safety score of 94.1 out of 100 to 91.7 out of 100.

The average student loan varies from school to school with Davidson College having the highest average outstanding student loan amount of $6427. However, students are able to save some money by searching online for cheap textbooks with our textbook search engine located in the sidebar.

When determining the best overall college or university in North Carolina, including multiple factors such as quality of education, safety, cost and student reviews – Duke University scores highest with a 98.8 out of 100 score, followed by Davidson University (97.9) and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (97.3). For more detailed information on particular schools select from the list below:

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