Meredith College is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the United States.
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 community-based 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 coursework 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, Lenovo, GlaxoSmithKline, 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 in 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 connecting campus to the community.
Over 100 clubs and organizations include service organizations, performing arts groups, and religious, social, and academic clubs. Meredith has 10 varsity sports teams—including basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, 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 to schedule your visit to Meredith, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-MEREDITH. Learn more at meredith.edu/admissions.