Meredith College is the largest women’s college in the Southeast. This private 4-year school is set on 225 acres in downtown Raleigh, NC and features a grand main entrance lined with beautiful oak trees (Raleigh is called the “City of Oaks”). Founded in 1891 as Baptist Female University, in 1904, the name was changed to Baptist University for Women. The name “Meredith College” was chosen in 1909 to honor Thomas Meredith, founder of the Biblical Recorder. The school moved to its current location in 1924. The campus is located near North Carolina State University (with which it shares a degree program) and is close to Research Triangle Park, a medical and technology center in the Piedmont section of the state. Among notable alumnae of the school is Sarah Parker, former Chief Justice of the NC State Supreme Court.