A Christ-centered institution.

About Us

While Montreat College races forward, keeping and setting the pace in the 21st century, our community maintains a sense of peace founded on an eternal God. We concentrate on the development of a Christian worldview in the minds and hearts of students in every discipline and degree program, and we seek a relevant, dynamic engagement with the world.


Our curriculum is designed to equip agents of transformation, renewal, and reconciliation—and every course is centered in Christ.

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We challenge students to live in vital relationship with God. Our faith statement serves as a foundation for our integrated curriculum.

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Started as a Mountain Retreat Association in 1897, our focus remains. We’re here “for the encouragement of Christian work and living…”

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