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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in North Carolina 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in North Carolina 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in North Carolina 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in North Carolina for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what a site like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

To help prospective North Carolina students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Tar Heel State:

 Davidson College - Davidson, NC

 Duke University - Durham, NC

 Elon University - Elon, NC

 Wake Forest University - Winston Salem, NC

 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

 Appalachian State University - Boone, NC

 Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

 High Point University - High Point, NC

 Barton College - Wilson, NC

 University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

 Wingate University - Wingate, NC

 North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC

 University of Mount Olive - Mount Olive, NC

 Belmont Abbey University - Belmont, NC

 Campbell University - Buies Creek, NC

 Catawba College - Salisbury, NC

 Montreat College - Montreat, NC

 University of North Carolina at Asheville - Asheville, NC

 Queens University of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

 Meredith College - Raleigh, NC

 East Carolina University - Greenville, NC

 University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Pembroke, NC

 University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC

 North Carolina Central University - Durham, NC

 Elizabeth City State University - Elizabeth City, NC

Though it lost out to Virginia in being the first settled British colony, North Carolina nevertheless was at the forefront of the United States' development, as settlers quickly moved into North Carolina from Virginia and Pennsylvania early in the colony's history. That distinction gave North Carolina a significant advantage over other Southern states, especially in the area of higher education; with the first public university, and numerous top-tier public and private research institutions, North Carolina was perfectly prepared for the changes of the Industrial Revolution, and the 20th century. The Research Triangle - a perfect confluence of three world-class research universities within miles of one another - became the center of the nation's first tech hub, and the recent growth propelling Charlotte from a regional city to an international one has shown that North Carolina will not be left behind by the 21st century.

"North Carolina has established a public higher education system that only a few states can rival," writes Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris, in the company of New York, California, and Texas. In fact, "North Carolina's top-ranked public institutions could easily fill out a top 10 just on their own," from the University of North Carolina, "one of the two schools that identify as the first public university in the US," to some of the top-ranked regional universities in the nation.

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus 
(512) 710-9901

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