Wherever you’re going in life, lead with your strengths–and go strong.
Meredith College is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the United States. Each student is challenged to think deeply, push hard, discover new strengths, and grow even stronger. Meredith offers a highly personal education and access to exceptional internship, research, study abroad, and community-based opportunities. Through StrongPoints®, a Meredith personal coaching initiative, students identify and explore their strengths and develop a plan for achieving academic, personal, professional, and financial success.
Build the world you want to live in
Meredith’s lush 225-acre campus is located in the vibrant capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina, near the renowned Research Triangle Park. The College offers over 90 majors, minors, and concentrations as well as the option to design your own major. Those who want to pursue law, dentistry, medicine, and other medical fields can participate in pre-professional programs that combine foundational coursework with clinical experience and work-study programs. Students have recently completed internships with Credit Suisse, Lenovo, GlaxoSmithKline, Merrill Lynch, SAS Institute, Wake County Public Schools, and many more.
Deepen your learning
Study abroad options include a semester-long program in Sansepolcro, Italy, with additional opportunities worldwide. An honors program for exceptional students offers colloquium classes, individualized study and research, and travel. Other scholar programs include Teaching Scholars, and STEM Scholars. The Undergraduate Research Program supports student-faculty partnerships in all fields.
Prepare for the life you want to lead
With more than 24,000 living alumnae, students benefit from a strong network of colleagues and friends. Meredith Mentors, an exclusive online networking platform, helps students connect with professionals in their fields. Alumnae satisfaction is high, with 98% of graduates rating the value of a Meredith education as good, very good, or excellent—and 96% saying they would recommend Meredith to others.
Nationally ranked as a top-tier liberal arts college | U.S. News & World Report
#2 Best Liberal Arts College in North Carolina | Niche
Named one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” | The Princeton Review
Named a College of Distinction
Undergraduate majors, and minors: over 90
Undergraduate degrees: BA, BS, BM, BSW
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Average class size: 14
Students come from 28 states and territories and 44 countries
Total enrollment: approximately 1,600
Graduate enrollment: approximately 275
Multicultural students: 34%
Every student participates in StrongPoints®, a personal coaching and advising model found only at Meredith
Student clubs and organizations: 100+
Division III athletic teams: 10
47% of students participate in undergraduate research
32% of students participate in study abroad (compared to national average of 10%)
97% of students participate in an applied learning experience such as study abroad, undergraduate research, or internships
“Meredith provided me with opportunities to excel, be a leader, speak in front of groups, study abroad, and get into one of the top graduate schools in the nation. I’ve learned that I’m capable of doing anything I set my mind to.”
“The classes I took challenged me to think critically and apply my knowledge to the real-life situations I might encounter as a pharmacist. One of my goals in life is to make a difference. Meredith gave me the opportunity to do just that.”
“I knew I wanted to complete two degrees, participate in the Meredith Autism Program, have an internship, and complete research. Instead of telling me to scale back my goals, my professors pushed me to pursue them and introduced me to even more opportunities.”
"Meredith taught me to speak up, and I took that with me into my internships. Capitalizing on my strengths, paired with my Meredith education, has prepared me to take on my career in the business world."