Montreat College

310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC

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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.

Athletic Programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

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

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Montreat College is around 1,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 80% 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

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $26,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $680 for part time students
  • 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,169
Receiving Student Loans72%$6,314
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Montreat College is around 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1996)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Montreat College by clicking the request information to the right.

(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


Interdisciplinary Studies

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

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Data Disclaimer

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 2010-2016. 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.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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