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Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, offers the advantages of a big city with the friendliness of a small town. As a part of the Research Triangle area, Raleigh is home to many Fortune 500 technology, research, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Things to Do in Raleigh

Whether you enjoy good food, music, sports, shopping, art, or the outdoors, there is always something for you to do here! The temperature is mild with four distinct seasons (average: high 21 degrees Celsius, low 8 degrees Celsius).  Raleigh is conveniently located two hours from the Atlantic Ocean, and four hours from the beautiful Appalachian Mountains which makes weekend trips easy and accessible. RDU, Raleigh’s international airport, gives students even more travel options with one-to-two hour flights to Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, or Miami.


Map of U.S. with Raleigh, New York, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta marked.
To New York: 504 mi., 811 kmTo Washington, D.C.: 278 mi., 447 km
To Miami: 799 mi., 1286 kmTo Atlanta: 407 mi., 655 km

Raleigh – NC’s capital city

Historical AND Modern

Raleigh is a great place to live, work and study!

No. 2

Safest Capitol Cities in
the United States
– Wallethub, 2023

Top 3

Hottest Job Markets
in America according to Wall Street Journal and Moody’s
– Triangle Business Journal, 2022

No. 10

Best U.S. Cities for College Students to Live
Wallethub, 2022