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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 10 traditional universities and colleges—including North Carolina State University 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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Museums & History

A much-awaited special exhibition is now open at one of the Tar Heel State's most visited attractions! Exquisite Creatures: The Art of Christopher Marley —a vibrant exploration of art, nature and human need to connect with the outside world—opened Oct. 16 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural

Things to Do

The great outdoors are still great . That statement rings true in the Raleigh area more than ever right now as the area's parks, greenways, lakes, favorite hammock spots and other outdoor spaces...

Arts

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from...

Sports & Recreation

Note: Peak fall colors generally arrive in the Raleigh area in late Oct. to mid-Nov. (so now is the time to book a trip to experience it in the best way possible)! The Neuse River Greenway...

Arts

One of the biggest events of fall in the Raleigh area is perfect for appreciators of iconic art! A special new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau...

Things to Do

Worth. The. Wait! The N.C. State Fair is back after cancelation in 2020—the state's largest annual event draws one million visitors through the gates each Oct. in Raleigh and marks what many consider to be the true beginning of the fall season. Eleven days...