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What makes you strong? You’re a determined, focused student who is approaching one of the biggest decisions you’ve ever made: where to attend college. The good news? You already know what you want. You know what you’re good at, you have an idea of what you want to do, and you probably can even name many of your strengths. More good news: Whether you already have a road map to your future or you’re just starting to think about it, at Meredith, we can help you make a plan to become even stronger. Come to Meredith. See what strong looks like for you.

A strong education prepares you for an ever-changing world.

At Meredith, we provide an academic environment that combines the best of a challenging college education with plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. That means you’ll acquire the knowledge you need to adapt to a continuallychanging and increasingly global workplace, and you’ll have the practical experience that employers and graduate programs expect.

Real-World Learning At Meredith, we’ve found that learning by doing is the best way to ensure that what you’re learning stays with you. Applying classroom learning in a real-world setting brings depth to your academic experience. It also helps ensure you’re going in the right direction by trying out what you’re studying. Just how typical is hands-on learning? Ninety-six percent of our students participate in some type of experiential learning including internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, or community-based learning.

StrongPoints® Research shows that successful people consistently play to their strengths. That’s why we developed StrongPoints. First, you’ll identify your top

Career Readiness Meredith’s strong history of educating women has made us experts in helping students develop flexible skills that have lasting value – for today’s careers and for fields yet to emerge. What are some of these skills? The ability to think critically. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Knowing how to conduct research and analyze data. And understanding

strengths. Then, throughout your time at Meredith, you’ll work with trained advisers to make the most of your strengths. You’ll take them into account as you develop your academic goals, out-of-class activities, financial plans, and career choice. By building on your strengths while at Meredith, you’ll set the stage for a more successful, fulfilled life.

how to work collaboratively with others.

Watch a video about StrongPoints at










Watch how Sierra Smith, ’18, was able to combine her passion for dance and communication into a future career at

Study abroad. Find out just how strong you are. Nearly a third of our students study abroad, many at our location in the Tuscany region of Italy. Our well-traveled, professional staff will help you find the right program to advance your goals. You’ll earn academic credits abroad and gain valuable skills to help you succeed in the global workforce. Learn more about the Meredith in Italy program at


Our students have studied in 31 different countries over the last 5 years.




Meredith’s Student Government Association was one of the first in the Southeast.

NCAA Division III teams (basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball)


Meredith College studentathletes were named to the 2017 USA South All-Academic team

There’s a reason Raleigh was named the Strongest City in America.

Okay, it was actually named

Getting involved at Meredith is easy – it’s also a great way to

the #1 Best American City, but same idea. And since Meredith is

make the most of college. Join one (or more) of the approximately

located near downtown Raleigh

100 clubs and organizations. Compete as an athlete – Meredith

and the Research Triangle Park,

fields 8 NCAA Division III sports. Help produce a campus-wide

you’ll have an ideal starting

event like Sizzlin’ September. Serve your community through

point when you’re looking for

community-based learning. Participate in a theatre or dance performance troupe, a vocal or instrumental ensemble. Help other students thrive as a resident assistant. Bond with members of your class through powerful traditions like Crook Hunt and Class Day. Come to Meredith and experience strong.

internships, research, and volunteer opportunities. When you’re ready to have fun and explore, Raleigh is the perfect place for that, too. With museums, galleries, concert venues, shopping, and parks galore, there’s always something going on. And restaurants in Raleigh and the surrounding cities are frequently mentioned in national publications. As a Meredith student, you can take advantage of all our strong city and region has to offer.

A strong woman plays to her strengths. At Meredith, we’ll help you discover your strengths – and learn how to become even stronger. From developing as a leader to finding just the right internship, you’ll be prepared to succeed.

Nicole Ortega, ’17 What opportunities did you enjoy during your time at Meredith? By the time I graduated, I had completed two internships and had a full year of work experience under my belt. I worked for a Meredith alumna as a finance and accounting intern. And I was asked to continue working part-time through the fall as a staff accountant. I also completed an internship at LORD Corporation in the tax department.

How have you been involved at Meredith? During my time at Meredith, I was part of Meredith’s Accounting and Finance Association (MAFA), and a member of Kappa Nu Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies. My involvement in MAFA gave me the opportunity to listen to many different accounting speakers which helped educate me on the profession and determine my career path. As the historian for Alpha Lambda Delta, I wrote an article about Meredith’s chapter accomplishments and

to strengthen my leadership skills and professional development. Without my Meredith professors, I wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to work for Rebecca Ackerson, ’96, vice president of finance and accounting at MedThink, Inc. She contacted the faculty in the School of Business in search of an accounting intern. That’s how we were able to connect.

What are your plans after graduation? With multiple job offers, I decided to accept a position as a financial analyst for Cisco. Meredith’s School of Business Career Tool Kit was extremely helpful in leading up to the interview. Having these tools prior to my job search has really prepared me in landing this great opportunity with Cisco. I feel very confident that the skills I have developed at Meredith will allow me to excel in my position at Cisco and all my future endeavors.

that was published in The Flame, the national magazine. I was also a Big/Lil’ co-chair where I analyzed more than 600 profiles and surveys to match incoming freshmen with a compatible junior.

How have your relationships with faculty and staff enriched your experience? I really value the relationships I formed with my professors because I know that they wanted me to succeed. They introduced me to the Broyhill Business Fellows Program, for which I am truly thankful because I’ve been able

98% 99%

Of our alumnae were satisified with their academic experience.

Of our alumnae saw important benefits in attending a women’s college.













Read more about Meredith students Going Strong at

What makes us strong.

How to conduct a strong college search. Junior Year Now that you’re a junior, you’re getting serious about your college search. From researching and visiting schools to preparing for the ACT and SAT, you have a lot going on. This timeline is designed to help you organize your college search efforts.

Fall • Continue researching schools • Study hard – your GPA is important • Make an ACT/SAT test prep plan • Stay involved in activities and service

Spring • Take the ACT or SAT • Visit Meredith! Sign up at • Get to know your Meredith admissions counselor Meredith alumnae are strong leaders. Whether they choose


to attend graduate school, professional school, or pursue a

• Take the ACT or SAT again

career, they expect to succeed. And they do. That success is

• Think about your application essay

no accident. Through StrongPoints®, you’ll focus on all aspects of your professional development. You’ll learn to network with

and your activity resume • Plan to submit your application to

professionals in your field and to communicate effectively, both

Meredith College in fall of your senior

in writing and in person.


Once you graduate, you’ll join a network of 22,000 graduates who will become your mentors, your professional community, and your friends. Meredith women are connected by their common experiences and their desire to make a difference in their professions, their families, their communities, and the world.

All going strong.

Ready to get started now? Schedule a visit!


Over the past three years, 93% of our graduates are employed or pursing graduate study within a few short months of graduation.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the college search process. Call or email us at (919) 760-8581 or

Our Major Strengths

You’ll find the most current list of academic programs at

From Accounting to Web Development, Meredith offers more than 80 majors, minors, and programs to challenge you – including the option to design your own major. MAJORS AND CONCENTRATIONS Accounting Art Education Art - Graphic Design Art - Studio Biology Business Administration Human Resource Management Marketing Chemistry Child Development Communication Interpersonal Communication Mass Communication Public Relations Computer Science Criminology Dance Dance Education Private Studio Teaching Economics Education Engineering* English Environmental Sustainability Exercise and Sports Science Health and Physical Education Health and Wellness Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising and Design Design Merchandising Food and Nutrition Dietetics Food Systems and Management History Interior Design International Studies Mathematics Music Music Education Political Science Pre-Law Public Affairs Public and Nonprofit Administration Psychology Public Health Religious and Ethical Studies Self-Designed Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre

MINORS Accounting Art History

Arts Management Biology Business Administration Chemical Physics Chemistry Child Development Communication Criminology Dance Economics English Entrepreneurship and Family Business Environmental Sustainability Ethics and the Public Interest Exercise and Sports Science Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Design Fashion Merchandising Finance Food and Nutrition French Geoscience Graphic Design History Human Resource Management Interior Design International Business International Studies Italian Studies Marketing Mathematics Mathematics and Computer Applications Medieval and Renaissance Studies Music Photography Political Science Pre-Law Professional Writing and Presentation Media Psychology Public Health Public History Religion Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Art Theatre Web Development

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Dentistry Law Medicine Nursing

Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Veterinary Medicine

TEACHER LICENSURE PROGRAMS Undergraduate and Coeducational Post-Baccalaureate Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades (6-9) English/Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Secondary Grades (9-12) Comprehensive Science English/Language Arts Mathematics Social Studies Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art Dance Health and Physical Education Music Spanish Theatre Workforce Development (7-12) Family and Consumer Sciences

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Undergraduate Professional Performance Dance Music Musical Theatre Theatre Performance Technical/Design Graduate (Coeducational) Business Foundations Dietetic Internship Entrepreneurship and Family Business Paralegal Pre-Health

GRADUATE PROGRAMS (Coeducational) Master of Arts in Psychology (Fall 2018) Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Business Administration Master of Education Master of Science in Nutrition

* Engineering offered as a dual degree (chemistry or mathematics) program with NC State University with options in chemical, environmental, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering.


Office of Admissions | 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298 (919) 760-8581 or 1-800-MEREDITH | FAX (919) 760-2348 | | #MCGoingStrong Meredith College admits qualified women students without regard to race, creed, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.


What Makes You Strong?  
What Makes You Strong?