STRONG is more than a college.


For more than 130 years, Meredith College has been educating students for lives of purpose and meaning. Today, our network of 24,000 graduates are leaders in their communities and their professions – a direct result of their strong education. One that teaches students to identify their unique strengths and build on them. To embrace challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. To see the need for change – and then step up to make that change happen. To go strong. 

Strong Rankings

Meredith College is going strong. But don’t take our word for it – we consistently receive top rankings from numerous organizations.

Top College

Meredith College has been consistently ranked both a top regional and national college.  

U.S. News & World Report

Top 24%

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

The Princeton Review


Best Liberal Arts College in North Carolina


Top Accreditation

Meredith is among the fewer than 5% of business programs worldwide accredited by AACSB International.

Best in the U.S.

The “Hidden Gem” among North Carolina colleges and universities

College Raptor



Top Business School for Women

College Consensus

Strong For All

We’re committed to making a Meredith education affordable through generous scholarships and financial assistance. We also provide a broad support system to help every student thrive in college – and beyond. In fact, U.S. News ranked Meredith in the top 30% of national liberal arts colleges for social mobility, which highlights our success in graduating students from families earning less than $50,000 a year.

  • $37,569 is the average amount of financial assistance awarded to first-year students.
  • Meredith coordinates $57 million in financial aid annually.
  • Approximately 95% of our students receive financial aid.
  • $30 million in scholarships and grants are available from Meredith College.
  • 99% of alumnae rated the value of a Meredith College education as good, very good, or excellent.

Strong Stories

Learn about Meredith from those who know us best. Or, explore our written Strong Stories.

Strong Experiences

Meredith offers more than 90 majors, minors, and academic programs – including the option to design your own. And our students apply their learning in a variety of ways. In fact, 97% of our students participate in experiential learning such as internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research. How does that stack up to other schools? 

Compared with other college students nationally …

  • 31% MORE Meredith seniors participate in internships or field experiences
  • 15% MORE seniors study abroad
  • 24% MORE seniors conduct research with faculty

Who We Are

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graduates living in all 50 states and around the world

Students come from 30 states and territories and 43 countries
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Thanks to our strengths-based approach to education, our students graduate feeling confident in their next steps, whether graduate and professional school or a career.

Companies and organizations that have hired recent Meredith graduates include

  • Autism Society of North Carolina
  • Biogen
  • Credit Suisse
  • HCL Technologies
  • IBM
  • MetLife
  • NC Museum of Art
  • Oxford University Press
  • SAS Institute
  • VisionPoint Marketing
  • Walt Disney World

Graduate and professional schools attended by recent graduates include

  • Campbell University School of Law
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Emory University
  • Meredith College
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • Wake Forest University

Love Where You Live

Meredith students benefit from our prime location near downtown Raleigh, the Research Triangle, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Extensive faculty and staff contacts with top employers and organizations in the area 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 more than 176,000 college students attending 12 colleges and universities.

aerial view of campus

Meredith’s lush, historic 225-acre  includes 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.