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Category: North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Asheville – Asheville, North Carolina

  The more commonly recognized campus of the University of North Carolina is in Chapel Hill, while the increasingly popular UNC Wilmington continues to attract large numbers of applicants.  UNC Asheville is distinctive for several reasons – an incredible location, one of the lowest price tags of any college in this book, access to the wilderness, and an NCAA basketball…

Warren Wilson College – Swannanoa, N.C.

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Warren Wilson is a truly unique experimental college, known for what it calls the “Triad” of work, service and academics.  Students enrolled at Warren Wilson are required to work in an on-campus job and to perform at least 100 hours of community service before graduating. The motto of Warren Wilson has long been:…

Appalachian State University- Boone, N.C.

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “The first thing to recognize about Appalachian State is that it is a state school – about 90% of enrolled students are from North Carolina.  And, like any state school, it is notably less expensive than its private counterparts.  So, at this small university of about 14,000 students the total cost for a…

University of North Carolina- Wilmington

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “UNCW was founded relatively recently, and brought into the UNC system recently, and sat for some time in the shadow of its bigger brother in Chapel Hill; to be honest, there was a time in which UNCW was seen as the less academic, “party” option in the state system. That has changed…” Find…

Guilford College – Greensboro, North Carolina

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “The academic picture at Guilford is most clearly defined by the great respect and fondness Guilford’s students have for their teachers; most students report a strong relationship with one or more mentor.  A First Year Experience provides the transition from high school to college and is fairly well respected by freshmen who find…