Meredith College Named “Hidden Gem” and #2 Best Liberal Arts College

Meredith College has been selected as a 2024 Hidden Gem in a recent announcement by College Raptor®, a leading college planning platform that helps families discover college matches driven by AI algorithms to find the best colleges at the best price. 

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This selection recognizes Meredith as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including retention rates, graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratio, endowment per student, selectivity, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.

“For students seeking the enriching experience of a smaller college with exceptional programs, institutions like Meredith emerge as prime options, and we are honored to spotlight them with the recognition they genuinely deserve,” said William Staib, co-founder and CEO of College Raptor.

Learn more about College Raptor’s methodology.

#2 Best Liberal Arts College in North Carolina by Niche

Meredith was ranked the #2 Liberal Arts College in North Carolina by Niche, a platform to help students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. Niche’s methodology combines reviews from real college students and data from the U.S. Department of Education to provide transparent rankings. Rankings are based on several factors, such as academics, student-to-faculty ratio, diversity, and student life. 

Read what makes us strong for more about Meredith’s rankings.

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