For more than 130 years, ӣƵCollege 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

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

Top College

ӣƵCollege 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

ӣƵis among the fewer than 6% 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 ӣƵeducation 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, ranked ӣƵin the top 50% of national liberal arts colleges for social mobility, which highlights our success in graduating students from families earning less than $50,000 a year.

  • $39,597 was the average amount of financial assistance awarded to first-year students last year.
  • ӣƵcoordinates $57 million in financial aid annually.
  • Approximately 95% of our students receive financial aid.
  • $30 million in scholarships and grants are available from ӣƵCollege.
  • 98% of alumnae rated the value of a ӣƵCollege education as good, very good, or excellent.

Strong Stories

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

Strong Experiences

ӣƵoffers 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 ӣƵseniors participate in internships or field experiences
  • 15% MORE seniors study abroad
  • 24% MOREseniors conduct research with faculty

Who We Are

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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 ӣƵgraduates include

  • Autism Society of North Carolina
  • Biogen
  • 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
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  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • Wake Forest University

Love Where You Live

ӣƵis located near downtown Raleigh, the , and . 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 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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