Plan Your Trip to Raleigh, N.C., to Visit Colleges & Universities

Curious about the story behind an abundance of accolades Raleigh, N.C., has racked up in recent years? Look no further than the area's brightest young minds. Fueled by one of the world's most significant research and educational epicenters, a steady stream of savvy students and professionals-turned-residents collectively keep N.C.'s capital city thriving.

Home to 12 traditional universities and colleges—including North Carolina State University (NC State) and a major research center, plus a private women's college, a law school and two historically black universities—the Raleigh area is unusually rich in both educational opportunities and cultural experiences.

Use the info and links below to plan your trip to Raleigh, N.C., to visit campuses!

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Dining & Drinks

The culinary scene in Raleigh, N.C., offers up a bevy of tasty delights for vegan and vegetarian visitors. From grab-n-go spots dedicated to leafy greens and plant-based dishes to sit-down establishments with tailored menus, the Raleigh area goes all out to satisfy appetites of all kinds. The

Things to Do

Looking to “retreat” yourself during the fall season? Need a weekend getaway with a loved one? Kick back in the lively Raleigh area, where Southern charm meets booming metropolis meets...

Sports & Recreation

There's no shortage of ways to find peaceful escapes in order to explore the outdoors in the City of Oaks. Use any of the Raleigh area’s 180 miles of greenways—many of them...

Museums & History

Toys are the latest story at the North Carolina Museum of History! In early Oct., the museum unveiled its newest free-to-see exhibit, Toy Boom! Toys from the 1950s & ’60s . Featuring...

Dining & Drinks

Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, wedding rehearsal or another monumental life event, the many restaurants in the Raleigh area are stepping up their game when it comes to special...

Dining & Drinks

When it opened in 1949 with three stores and one restaurant, Cameron Village—just outside of downtown Raleigh—became the first shopping center between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. With more than 100 unique shops, cafes, restaurants, fitness studios,...