Believe it or not, America has the best colleges in the world. It's been proven by data (and surveys) that the U.S. educational system is of the highest quality
It's actually not even close and North Carolina is home to a handful of them.
While we could debate which colleges within the are the 'best,' that's not the goal of this post.
Instead, ride along with us as we determine which college towns in North Carolina are the best.
You know, the type of places where there's energy and stimulation, but the type of place you can walk around at night. The happiest, chillest, most downright fun places where you can send your kids off to college where you won't break the bank, or worry about their well being.
Without further ado, here are the best college towns in North Carolina for 2022.
While some of these may not seem like a 'real' college town per se, when you look at the numbers, it's hard to argue against.
And for those who live in Chapel Hill, Boone and Greenville - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Chapel Hill ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Finally, if you live in Dunn, NC - it's officially the worst college town in North Carolina. Sorry, Dunn!
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Colleges: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Colleges: Appalachian State University
Colleges: East Carolina University, Miller-Motte College-Greenville, Grace College of Barbering
Colleges: North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Technical Community College, Meredith College
Colleges: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, Miller-Motte College-Wilmington
Colleges: Davidson College
Colleges: Elon University
Colleges: Brevard College
Colleges: Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University
Colleges: Forsyth Technical Community College, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University
To crunch our data on North Carolina's best college towns, we had to first decide which qualities (or rankings) make sense to use in the data, and then crunch the numbers for our rankings.
First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town.
You might be surprised to hear that there are only 23 places in North Carolina with an institution of higher learning with that criteria.
We ranked each city across each of the criteria, with one being the best.
We rolled up the individual scores into the category and ranked them again based on the category.
Finally, we took the average rank across each category, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title "Best College Town In North Carolina For 2022".
And it looks like Chapel Hill placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in North Carolina, you came to the right place.
These places all have great college sports programs, tons of stuff to do, and are great places to raise a family.
If you're curious, these are the worst college towns in North Carolina, starting with the absolute worst, Dunn:
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|1||Chapel Hill, NC||61912|
|20||Rocky Mount, NC||54330|
|21||High Point, NC||112434|