College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in North Carolina

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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Grade Are You Interested? School Name Size
A
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
1,662
A
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
24,536
A
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
11,913
A-
UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC
3,693
A-
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
21,179
A-
Warren Wilson College
Swannanoa, NC
852
B+
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
15,712
B+
Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC
1,669
B+
Salem College
Winston Salem, NC
945
B+
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
14,674
B+
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
18,430
B
Bennett College for Women
Greensboro, NC
707
B
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
1,790
B
Duke University
Durham, NC
6,655
B
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
21,298
B
Guilford College
Greensboro, NC
2,462
B
Montreat College
Montreat, NC
701
B
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
8,923
B
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
1,442
B-
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
2,157
B-
Mount Olive College
Mount Olive, NC
3,714
B-
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
6,658
B-
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
2,031
C+
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
2,677
C+
Mars Hill College
Mars Hill, NC
1,351