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

Simply put, food is essential for life. It nourishes and sustains. But it's more than that—food is a common bond, a uniting force. We encourage you to seek out these special places, to thank them for caring and to join them however you can to advance our common goals in Raleigh, N.C., and beyond.

Dining & Drinks

Summer is upon us, and with summer comes the heat! Quench your thirst by sipping on one of these 10 boozy summer cocktails at unique bars in the City of Oaks. Cheerwine #3 at Bittersweet Cheerwine is...

Things to Do

Roll call! Who's ready for outdoor movies, baseball games, stand-up paddleboarding and brewery hopping? We've got huge plans this summer in the Raleigh area ! To jump-start and keep you busy...

Dining & Drinks

North Carolina’s capital is a hot-spot destination for foodies and culture seekers alike, with restaurants founded by nationally-acclaimed chefs, an abundance of arts offerings, happening music...

Live Music

Tried-and-true recipe for a great time: a dash of warm weather, a heap of live music and plenty of good friends. With the most live music in North Carolina , Raleigh knows how to rock the summer! The...

Arts

From classical tunes under the stars to wildly-popular summer exhibits, the Raleigh area is bringing the heat this season. Check out our list of 15+ arts and culture events that you can’t miss this summer. See even more events here ! You Are Here: Light, Color,...