Most Applicants Per Year in North Carolina

Applying to college means competing with other students for a spot in a class. Competition at these schools is high because these colleges and universities receive the most applications per year.

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1
Duke University
Durham, NC
28,145
2
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
22,652
3
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
21,610
4
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
15,299
5
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
13,993
6
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
12,959
7
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC
12,445
8
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
12,306
9
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
11,407
10
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
10,339
11
Elon University
Elon, NC
10,241
12
UNC Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
10,108
13
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
9,240
14
High Point University
High Point, NC
7,663
15
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
6,763
16
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
6,692
17
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
6,177
18
Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC
5,064
19
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
4,862
20
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Hickory, NC
4,800
21
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
4,770
22
Chowan University
Murfreesboro, NC
4,330
23
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
3,893
24
Methodist University
Fayetteville, NC
3,846
25
Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
3,502