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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If you want to explore some incredible, authentic international cuisine and get a feel for the rich diversity of the Raleigh area , pay a visit to our array of international grocery markets. Not just providing unique grocery items for preparing global cuisine at home, most of these markets offer

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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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Nothing says Southern hospitality quite like Southern comfort food, and the Raleigh area dishes up some of the best around. Here’s the scoop on a few of our favorites—what they are,...

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

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Big news, foodies—bagels, burritos, beer and more goodies have arrived in one awesome space in Raleigh, N.C.! Transfer Co. Food Hall , a food hall and market housed in a 43,000-square-foot...

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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 ( founded on Dec. 31, 1792, the City of Oaks is more than 225 years strong ), and a host of the area's most...