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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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 Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was published in Oct. by University of North

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