Raleigh, North Carolina is one of three college towns that make up 'The Triangle,' a haven for high tech research. Together with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh is home to one of the most educated populations in the United States and features the highest concentration of PhDs per capita. The young, brainy crowd knows how to have fun, too: Kiplinger ranked Raleigh among the nation's four best cities for young singles and seven "coolest cities."
Raleigh's colleges and universities are anchored by North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina system's chief technological education and research institution. With two other top-rated North Carolina colleges and universities nearby--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University--Raleigh delivers unparalleled access to higher education. Other Raleigh colleges and universities include specialized and vocational schools like the School of Communication Arts.