Chartered in 1891, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, we are one of the nation’s largest independent private women’s colleges or universities. Located in the capital city of Raleigh, N.C., Meredith’s student body has grown to approximately 1,600 and includes men at the graduate level. 



average class size


student/faculty ratio

Over 90

majors & minors


graduate degrees & certificates


alumnae network




Top Tier

Nationally ranked as a top-tier liberal arts college.

(U.S. News & World Report)

Best College

As one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast”, we’re among the top 24% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

(The Princeton Review)

Top 30%

Ranked among the top 30% of colleges and universities in the U.S.

(College Factual)

Best in the U.S.

The “Hidden Gem” among North Carolina colleges and universities

(College Raptor)


  • StrongPoints®: strengths-based personalized advising and coaching initiative
  • Women in STEM: special programming connects students with professional mentors, offers panel discussions with alumnae in STEM fields, and provides volunteer opportunities with STEM organizations.
  • Internships: 31% more Meredith seniors participate in internships or field experiences, compared with other college students nationally.
  • Undergraduate Research: 47% of Meredith students engage in an in-depth research project, with some going on to present their research at regional and national conferences.



The Science and Mathematics Building includes 13 dedicated labs for student and faculty research.

V02 Max Testing in Chess Lab

The Health and Human Performance Lab features cutting-edge equipment to prepare students for employment and graduate programs.

MS-DPD students cutting food on lab table.

Nifong Nutrition Lab provides students with hands-on learning experiences that simulate the environment they will work in once they graduate.



Companies and organizations that have hired recent Meredith graduates include

  • BASF
  • Biogen
  • Deloitte
  • HCL Technologies
  • IBM
  • KBI Biopharma
  • SAS Institute

Recent graduates have attended programs at outstanding universities including

  • East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
“Words cannot describe how supportive and dedicated the mathematics department at Meredith is. Every professor made a profound impact on my experience. The Science and Mathematics Building easily became my second home thanks to the support and comfort they provided for me during my time here.”
Mei Li Moo King smiling.
Mei Li Moo King, ’23
Mathematics Major


Meredith is located near downtown Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Extensive faculty and staff contacts with top employers and organizations give students access to exceptional internships – and jobs. And students enjoy exploring the Triangle area, which boasts an active arts and music scene, competitive athletics, an extensive greenway and parks system, and is home to a diverse community of more than 176,000 college students attending 12 colleges and universities.

Arial view of Johnson Hall and surrounding campus beauty.

Meredith’s lush, historic 225-acre campus includes state-of-the-art academic facilities, a 1,200-seat amphitheater overlooking a picturesque lake, residence halls and student apartments, a student center, a fitness center, and an athletic field and track complex.

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