Duke University

Located in Durham, Duke University is a prestigious private research university consisting of over 6,500 undergrad students and 8,600 postgraduate students. This exceptionally selective school offers stellar academics; rigorous degree programs in fields like public policy, engineering, law, business, and medicine; Division I athletics; and an impressive Gothic-inspired campus.

With a student body representing all 50 states and over 90 foreign countries, Duke fosters a global community on campus. Prospective students should be prepared to encounter an intense academic environment. Between its lofty tuition and minuscule acceptance rate, Duke attracts the most driven, competitive students in North Carolina.

Group Campus Tour Info:

The Duke University Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers tours for visiting high school groups of 15 or more. These 90-minute guided walking tours are led by current Duke students Monday through Friday and provide an in-depth experience of university life and culture.

Reserve your group’s campus tour online at least two weeks in advance. Buses should plan to drop students off at the Duke Chapel for check-in. Your driver can then proceed to park at the Science Drive Visitors Lot for a fee of $2 per hour. If you require an ADA-accessible bus for your tour, please notify the admissions office at the time of booking.

Drop-off address: 401 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC 27708

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nicknamed Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the state’s flagship public research university. UNC maintains a classic college town vibe with over 18,000 undergraduates enrolled across 100+ areas of study. Strong athletics and rich history help foster an immense sense of Tar Heel pride on campus.

Prospective students will find rigorous academics across UNC’s programs; stand-out research initiatives; and abundant resources as one of the nation’s top public institutions. Consider visiting UNC with students interested in thriving in a lively campus environment immersed in academics, extracurriculars, and DI athletics.

Group Campus Tour Info:

UNC offers campus tours for organized educational groups of 15 or more led by current students. These 1.5 hour walking tours provide an extensive look into campus culture, student life, and university history.

Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Submit your group tour request online and indicate if you require an ADA-accessible bus with wheelchair lift access. Buses should plan to drop off students at the Jackson Hall Visitor Center. Parking availability on campus is extremely limited, so buses will need to plan for satellite parking off-site.

Drop-off address: 180 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is a large public research institution and founding member of the Research Triangle situated in Raleigh. With over 27,000 undergraduates enrolled, NC State offers more than 250 programs across science, technology, engineering, math, design, humanities and social sciences.

Students interested in veterinary medicine will want to visit NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, ranked third nationwide. Prospective engineers are drawn to the university’s innovative academic facilities like the $91 million Hunt Library and Centennial Campus, home to 60+ corporate partners.

Group Campus Tour Info:

NC State provides group walking tours showcasing campus architecture, history and student life to educational groups of 15 or more. Tours run weekdays with advance registration and last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

When reserving online, indicate if your group requires wheelchair accommodations. Your charter bus driver can park for free at the Coliseum Parking Deck located across from the Talley Student Union drop-off point. Remember to account for traffic and walking time from parking when scheduling your visit.

Drop-off address: 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27695

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private liberal arts college located in Winston-Salem, NC with just over 5,000 enrolled undergraduate students. Wake Forest emphasizes instruction in the arts and humanities for a well-rounded education.

Students are drawn to Wake Forest for its intimate academic environment, prime location near arts and culture in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter, service ethos, and ACC athletics. The university claims one of the smallest student-faculty ratios in the country at 10:1.

Group Campus Tour Info:

Wake Forest offers group tours for 15 or more high school students weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made online at least two weeks prior. Your charter bus driver can park free of charge in the Hawthorne Lot across from the admissions office where students will check-in. If coming from off-campus, account for a walk of about 10 minutes to reach the start of your tour.

Drop-off address: 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Elon University

Located in Elon, NC between Burlington and Greensboro, Elon University is a selective private liberal arts college with nearly 7,000 enrolled students. Elon is especially distinguished for its strengths in study abroad experiences, undergraduate research, and experiential learning.

The curriculum emphasizes interactive learning across the arts, humanities, social sciences, communications, business, and sciences. Elon’s scenic campus filled with brick buildings and a signature clock tower complements this intimate academic community. Students praise Elon’s tight-knit culture and abundance of social opportunities through clubs and Greek life.

Group Campus Tour Info:

Elon University offers weekday group tours for 15 or more high school students with advance registration online. Elon’s student-led tours provide an inside look into academics, student living, and campus culture over 90 minutes.

Buses should plan to drop students off at the Moseley Center. Elon has limited parking, so buses must find available public parking off-campus in downtown Elon or reserve a private paid lot like Townsend Lot. Contact the admissions office if you require an ADA-accessible bus.

Drop-off address: 100 Campus Dr, Elon, NC 27244

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a mid-sized public university located along North Carolina’s southeastern coastline. With nearly 18,000 students enrolled, UNCW is lauded for its intimate campus feel despite larger student population size.

Strong marine biology, analytics, nursing, psychology, creative writing, film studies, and education programs attract students from across the state and country. The campus spans over 600 acres and lies minutes from downtown Wilmington and area beaches. Students praise UNCW for its affordability, study abroad opportunities, and Southern hospitality.

Group Campus Tour Info:

UNCW provides private group tours for 15 or more high school students with registration at least two weeks in advance. Student ambassadors lead walking tours Monday through Friday showcasing campus highlights and glimpses into student life.

Buses should plan for passenger drop-off at the Fisher University Union. Parking for oversized vehicles on campus is extremely limited. Buses must park off-site at nearby pay lots or on-street parking zones. Remember to budget time for walking or shuttling students upon parking.

Drop-off address: 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

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