Find your dream degree program in the heart of North Carolina

Find your dream degree program in the heart of North Carolina

Choosing the right university and program of study can be overwhelming for international students. There are so many options and sifting through the list of award-winning institutions, types of campuses and programs on offer is hard. The beauty of the University of North Carolina International Recruiting Consortium is that you don’t have to make the choice alone. Discover their 10 best kept secrets!

The 10 top universities that they represent are:

Their 10 UNC International universities place a high value on preparing students for successful futures in the global economy. These universities are especially committed to growing the number of well-qualified international students pursuing degrees in their highly ranked programs. The universities recognize the added value for the entire campus community when international students enroll in their programs.


Student of UNC Asheville


The UNC International Office is here to inform you about these ten highly regarded universities and help you identify the one that is right for you. Think of them as a hub – or one-stop shop – where one of their educational advisors is waiting to do the research for you. They’ll help you to be informed about the universities in terms of their sizes, locations, surrounding communities, and more. Their knowledgeable staff can also offer guidance in determining the best match for your intended major or program of study, as well as your professional development goals.

Their 10 Universities are as diverse as your goals

With a wide range of sizes, settings, and academic majors for undergraduate students (BS, BA), graduate students (MA, MS, PhD) and certificate programs, their universities truly offer something for every student.

Do you want to study at a large, comprehensive, urban university? Try North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. NC A&T is internationally known for its programs in engineering, technology, and agriculture. NC A&T has even graduated a NASA astronaut. The university was also recently ranked by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education as one of the top ten U.S. universities for the accessibility of its faculty.


Nanoscience student at NC A&T


If you are looking for a STEM program at a smaller institution, you will want to check out North Carolina Central University. NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute & Technology Enterprise (BRITE) program was named #1 STEM program among 111 HBCUs in 2016.

Maybe you are looking for a university that is smaller and more personal? Think about The University of North Carolina at Asheville. UNCA is a liberal arts-centered university located in North Carolina’s beautiful Appalachian Mountains. UNCA also offers a unique 2+ program, allowing students to complete two years of general education study and pre-engineering courses before transferring to North Carolina State University to complete their engineering degree.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a mid-sized, urban university located in the middle of the state, equal distance from the mountains and the coast. UNCG is well known for its study abroad programs, its popularity among international students, and its INTERLINK intensive English language program.

If you are looking for an easy-to-navigate campus with a diverse student body, consider Fayetteville State University. Did you know that FSU is accredited by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and has been named a Center of Excellence for Geospatial Sciences by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency?

If you’ve ever considered exploring the depths of the ocean by pursuing a degree in marine science, then look no further than the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Located on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, UNCW offers ample opportunity for oceanic field research right outside your door!


Students at UNC School of the Arts


Are you more of the artistic type? Then you will definitely want to join the Emmy Award-nominated faculty and students at UNC School of the Arts’ School of Filmmaking or School of Drama.

Great Value – Affordability and Return on Investment

In addition to its diversity and reputation for academic excellence, North Carolina offers one of the nation’s best values in public higher education and is committed to maintaining this status.

Their schools’ tuition and fees are considered among the lowest in the U.S. Washington Monthly ranked East Carolina University No. 1 “Best Bang for the Buck” among colleges and universities in the Southeast. UNC Greensboro was ranked among the 10 best universities in the nation for the value it offers graduates, according to the non-profit Educate to Career. Additionally, two UNC International universities – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Western Carolina University – will be offering significantly reduced tuition beginning in Fall 2018 as part of The North Carolina Promise Tuition Plan.

Students graduating from UNC International universities also have the opportunity to remain in the United States for 1-2 years after graduating to take advantage of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. OPT offers international students the opportunity to build their resumes and CVs by working for a U.S. company or non-profit organization.


Construction Management at Western Carolina University


Quality. Career Development. Community.

The universities know you value high-quality programs, distinguished faculty, and engaged research opportunities. They know you are preparing for a successful career and a prosperous future. And they know how important it is to be part of a supportive campus community. At UNC International, they understand these things, and value them as highly as you do.

Contact them today, and let them connect you with your future!

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