Meredith College is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the United States.
About: Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women’s colleges in the United States, offering over 80 majors, minors, and programs. Meredith also offers coeducational graduate programs in Business, Education, Nutrition, and Psychology as well as postbaccalaureate certificate programs in Business and Pre-health, a Dietetic internship program, and a Paralegal program.
Rankings: Meredith has been ranked as a top regional and national college by U.S. News & World Report and is one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast,” according to The Princeton Review.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Enrollment: 2,000, including 300 graduate students; students from 33 states and 38 countries
Multicultural students: 23%
Student-faculty ratio: 12:1
Average class size: 17
Faculty: 86% of full-time professors with doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields
Academics: Over 80 majors, minors, and concentrations
Athletics: Eight NCAA Division III teams (basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball), plus club golf
Student clubs and organizations: 100+
Students who participate in internships, undergraduate research, or another kind of experiential learning: Over 95%
Students who participate in undergraduate research: 51%
Students who study abroad: 32%
Financial assistance: Over 95% of Meredith students receive some form of financial assistance. The average award of financial assistance for first-year students is $29,934.
Over the past five years, 92.2% of graduates were employed or pursuing graduate study within a few short months of graduation. Of alumnae surveyed five years after graduation, 99% would recommend Meredith to others.
Programs of Study
• Accounting—Business Administration
• Art—Graphic Design
• Art Education
• Business Administration
• Child Development
• Computer Science
• Environmental Sustainability
• Exercise and Sports Science
• Family and Consumer Sciences
• Fashion Merchandising and Design
• Food and Nutrition
• Hospitality Management
• Interior Design
• International Studies
• Music Education
• Political Science
• Public Health
• Religious and Ethical Studies
• Social Work
• Student-Designed Major
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Veterinary Medicine
See a complete list of academic programs at meredith.edu/majors.
Each individual student is challenged to think deeply, push hard, discover new strengths, and grow even stronger. Meredith offers small class sizes, customizable degree programs, and access to a wide range of internship, research, study abroad, and service learning opportunities. Through StrongPoints®, an innovative program found only at Meredith, students discover, analyze, and explore their strengths, apply them to an area of study, and develop a plan for achieving personal, professional, and financial success.
Meredith’s lush 225-acre campus is located in the vibrant capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina. This convenient location gives students access to cultural opportunities, and its proximity to downtown Raleigh and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park provides excellent internship options.
Meredith offers over 80 majors, minors, and concentrations. Notable programs include those in the STEM and health fields, Psychology, Business, and Design (Graphic, Fashion, and Interior). Meredith has also long been known for its exceptional Teacher Education programs and offers a dual-degree Engineering program with nearby North Carolina State University. Students interested in obtaining advanced degrees in Law, Dentistry, or Medicine can participate in pre-professional programs that combine Meredith’s traditional liberal arts course work with clinical experience and work-study programs.
Internships and cooperative education are available in all areas of study. Students have recently completed internships with Credit Suisse, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Merrill Lynch, SAS Institute, Wake County Public Schools, and many other Raleigh- and Research Triangle Park–based companies.
Special academic programs
Study abroad options include a semester-long program in Sansepolcro, Italy, with additional opportunities worldwide. Past programs include a Fashion program in France, a Tropical Ecology program in Costa Rica, and an Interior Design program in Denmark.
An honors program for exceptional students wishing to deepen their intellectual experience offers colloquium classes, individualized study and research, travel opportunities, and enrichment activities. Other scholar programs include Meredith College Teaching Fellows, Service Scholars (for students who want to make an impact on their communities), and AWE-STEM and Paschal Scholars, academic enrichment programs for women wishing to enter one of the STEM fields. The Undergraduate Research Program supports student-faculty partnerships in the pursuit of research and creative activity in all fields. Individual students or groups of students may work together on a project that culminates in a tangible product such as a presentation or creative work.
Campus and facilities
Meredith’s beautiful historic campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater, seven residence halls, student apartments, art galleries, a research greenhouse, concert halls, a student center, child care and autism labs, an astronomy observation deck, athletic fields and a track complex, a fitness center, and two miles of greenway that connect the campus to the community.
Over 100 clubs and organizations include service organizations, performing arts groups, and religious, social, and academic clubs. Meredith has eight varsity sports teams—including basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball—and competes in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.
Meredith sponsors frequent lectures, juried student exhibitions, an active concert schedule, visiting artists, and exhibitions featuring professional artists. Students participate in theatre and dance performance troupes and a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles.
Students advance their leadership skills in programs such as the Emerging Leader Seminar Series and LeaderShape® Institute.
Admission and visiting campus
To learn more about admission and schedule your visit to Meredith, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-MEREDITH. Learn more at meredith.edu/admissions.