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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Things to Do

The weather is getting consistently warmer and the flowers are blooming—we're definitely seeing more green on trees in the Raleigh area ! Spring is a perfect season to take a stroll through a garden or park budding with colorful flowers. Check out our list of 10 places not to miss: JC Raulston

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...

Sports & Recreation

There are a whole bunch of ways to celebrate warm weather in the Raleigh area —one of our favorites is to combine relaxing views with a bit of exercise by heading to the nearest body of water....

Dining & Drinks

From bowls of steamy ramen to breakfast tacos, stay in the know and try these six recently-opened and new restaurants in the City of Oaks. How many have you tried, foodies? Tonbo Ramen Downtown...

Arts

One of the most highly-anticipated art exhibits of the year—perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated in many years —brings an incredible 'wow' factor to the North Carolina...

Live Music

With outdoor concert season coming to full swing this spring, the Raleigh area's live music calendar is full of awesome shows. It's a prime time to see your favorite bands on tour along with a few legends, and to also check out some new artists. Here are 30+...