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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The James Beard Foundation announced its list of chef and restaurant semifinalists for their 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards (often referred to as the "Oscars of the food world"), and Raleigh is well represented! Ashley Christensen Chef Ashley Christensen, whose downtown Raleigh culinary

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With Spring comes lots of great outdoor events around Raleigh, N.C.! And those not only include signature events in downtown Raleigh like Brewgaloo in April and Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival...

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Still keeping up with those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthy? Luckily, the Raleigh area is home to many great restaurants that value healthy living and quality ingredients without...

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The Raleigh, N.C., area includes 11 towns in all , each with its own story and quaint, historic downtown areas. Walk down the tree-lined main streets with your someone special, do some shopping and...

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Legendary barbecue spots, old-school soda shops, a hot dog joint that's over 100 years old and more! The Raleigh, N.C., area is rooted in history (the City of Oaks, founded on Dec. 31, 1792, is...

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Weekends are meant to be brunched on! Time spent with family and friends over stacks of blueberry pancakes or the perfect Eggs Benedict should be cherished—in the Raleigh area , it is. We get asked about brunch spots all the time, so we've put together this...