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Montreat College was founded in 1916 in Montreat, North Carolina. The school is a Christian college in the Presbyterian tradition, and stresses academic and religious importance. The school was originally formed as a retreat so that Christians has a place to worship freely, though that changes when it was proposed that the grounds and facilities should be used as a school during the academic year. Currently the school operates four campuses, the main campus in Montreat, a secondary campus in Black Mountain and adult studies campuses in Asheville and Charlotte.
Montreat College offers a variety of undergraduate programs along with associate degree programs. Masters programs are available at the adult studies campus. Montreat College prides itself on academic excellence.
Majors offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admission to Montreat College is determined based on academics, potential, personality, motivation, integrity, and leadership ability. All applications are reviewed with those criteria in mind with a final interview with the director of admissions necessary for approval. Montreat College's financial aid office will assist students in determining eligibility for financial aid awards.
The Montreat College Cavaliers participate in the AAC conference and the NAIA.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Montreat College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Montreat College is around 930 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 21% enrolling as graduate students and 79% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $23,000-$28,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $600-$720 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$15,471|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$6,000|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Montreat College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
The overall graduation rate of Montreat College is around 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||21%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1996)
Montreat College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Appalachian Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Appalachian Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Appalachian Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- University of South Carolina - Lancaster in Lancaster, SC (106 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Aiken in Aiken, SC (146 miles away)
- Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA (150 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Sumter in Sumter, SC (161 miles away)
- University of South Carolina - Salkehatchie in Allendale, SC (189 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Montreat College for official up-to-date information.