9. Barton College
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Bordering the city of Wilson and its 50,000 residents, students at Barton College have the opportunity to explore the scenic campus and engage in the numerous undergraduate and graduate programs the school has to offer. Explore more than 40 majors and programs at Barton and participate in one of the 22 collegiate NCAA II teams.
Students are also only a half-hour away from Raleigh, giving them plenty of opportunities to have fun with friends in the city.
“Nationally recognized for its programs in education, deaf education, nursing, and social work and for its championship athletics teams, the school maintains a close-knit atmosphere and emphasizes individual attention and engaged learning,” according to the Barton College website.
Location: Wilson, NC
Denominational Affiliation: Church of Christ
Enrollment: 1,051 (undergrad and grad)
Tuition: $30,880 (annual)
Room & Board: $10,120 (annual)
For more information, visit https://www.barton.edu/
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10. Queens University of Charlotte
Want a small college experience, but don’t want to be too far away from a large city? Queens has the best of both worlds. They’re known for their “yes/and” initiative which states: “Yes/And Promise,” an initiative that will enable and ensure that every Queens student will engage in a unique combination of experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that expands the lens through which they understand and contribute to the world and that differentiates them among college graduates. Through international education, internships, community service activities, mentoring, leadership opportunities, collaborative research initiatives and other such activities that enhance learning beyond the classroom, our students.”
Engage in this University’s numerous athletic, artistic, and 60+ clubs and organizations. For a University that prioritizes inclusion, academia, and checks all the boxes in a well-rounded institute of education, consider Queens.
Location: Charlotte, NC
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian
Enrollment: 1,766 (undergrad) and 770 (grad)
Tuition: $34,684 (annual)
Room & Board: $10,860 (annual)
For more information, visit https://www.queens.edu/