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2 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is a stunning lack of workout equiptment offered to non-athletes. We have one gym and the athlete's are always in there, leaving those of us who would like to get in shape no where to work out.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Best Place for Personal Teaching and Proffesors. The campus is a tight knit community. when a fellow student died two years ago it hit everyone, when a professors son died this past semester there was a large turn out at the memorial service. Here you are not just a number in a seat. Every professor wants to see you succeed. They know you by name not just what seat you sit in. They are very available to talk when ever you need to or to get extra help on things.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Its Improving – Since the campus is quite old it is in the process of being updated. the new off campus facilites are supposed to start at the beginning of the year. the plan is to move people there while all of the old dorms are being updated.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Montreat's traditional campus attracts high school and transfer students from more than 30 states and 10 different countries. Historic stone facilities surrounded by national forests set the stage for a safe, caring learning environment where students can grow spiritually and academically.
Through strong Christian foundations, Montreat College helps to build and strengthen character and values in our students...things they can apply to their lives, in their families, and in their careers. We offer a four year, residential campus experience to an active, engaged student body who are seeking to be more than the typical college students. Montreat students seek to become effective leaders, good stewards, and responsible, productive citizens who hold on to values, morals, and ethical reasoning.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: All of the facilities on campus are extremely beautiful. The college does a wonderful job keeping the facilities up and completing repairs when needed. All of the facilities are places in which people actually want to spend time.

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When visitors come to Montreat College, they often remark on their surprise at its beauty. Nestled in the mountains, the campus is tiny but pretty, with stone buildings and a small lake (that belongs to the conference center) in front of it. Nearly all of the buildings are stone, though Gaither Chapel is particularly beautiful—inside, the mica in the stone makes the walls sparkle and glimmer. It's particularly striking in the chapel room—the wood décor, stained-glass windows, and stone walls sparkling with mica make for a beautiful sight.

The dorms, while they do have some issues such as drafty windows and leaks, are decent and large enough to host students comfortably. Large lobbies are equipped with HD TVs, welcoming impromptu group movie nights. Belk Campus Center is also equipped with an HD TV, as well as two computer labs (though the upstairs one is locked at night/on weekends). The library also has a computer lab and a writing center open most evenings, as well as private study rooms. The technology in the library—and everywhere else—is far from state-of-the-art, though. The newest amenities the College boasts are the HD TVs and new furnishings in each of the dorm lobbies, as well as an updated scanning system for chapel, convocation, and meals. The computers and printers don't always work, but most of the other equipment works well. Although it currently has Wi-Fi, the College is working on improving the signal strength all over campus, including in the dorm rooms, where it has been previously unusable. While neither the facilities nor the equipment is state-of-the-art, it is more than adequate for student needs.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
112 acres
Student Centers
William Henry Belk Campus Center ("Belk")
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
L. Nelson Bell Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Cafeteria
  • Denny's
  • Dorms
  • Howerton Commons
  • William Henry Belk Campus Center ("Belk")
Bar on Campus
No. Montreat is a dry campus. If you want a drink, you have to go to Black Mountain, Swannanoa, or Asheville-all local towns.
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
No. Occasional coffeehouses are held on campus in different locations, with snacks and drinks provided by Student Activities. Occasionally, a local artist comes in, though many of these events are open mic.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Students on campus are making an effort to "go green," as evidenced by the recycling bins all over campus, including the floors in the dorms. Many recyclables are collected as an alternative to trash, and some ministries, like LOT (Least of These), collect unwanted clothes for the homeless population so that nothing is wasted.
School Slang
  • "Are you a Lost Boy or a Pirate?": Students can choose teams to "fight" with on Pan Day, a school tradition based on the Peter Pan movie "Hook." The main "official canon" teams are the "Pirates," "Lost Boys," and "Indians," with smaller groups, such as the "Faeries" and "Tweeners," also participating.
  • Bang-a-rang!: "Bang-a-rang" is the cry of the "Lost Boys" in the film "Hook," based on Peter Pan. Many students choose teams for the annual spring Pan Day. "Bang-a-rang" is the cry of the "Lost Boys" in the days leading up to and during the battle.
  • Montreatian: A person who attends Montreat College, in particular the Montreat campus
  • Coffeehouses: Several times a year, Montreat has "coffeehouses," many of which are open mic. It's a great chance to hear a local artist or talented student sing or play an instrument, all while enjoying great snacks and a casual environment.
  • Downhill Derby: In the derby, students compete on tricycles or similar rides, racing down the hill in front of McGregor Hall and the library. The first student to cross the line wins the match.
  • Formals: Montreat has several dance events, including Homecoming, Winter Formal, and Spring Formal, as well as barn dances and dance lessons before winter and spring formals. The dances are hosted by Student Activities and take place in either the cafeteria or the Manor House on the Black Mountain campus (only a few minutes away). Barn dances are hosted in the barn next to the gymnasium.
  • King of Hearts: Guys, ever been jealous of your sister or girlfriend's participation in your county beauty pageant? Well, now's your chance to enter in one just for guys! Every spring, Montreat hosts the "King of Hearts," a male beauty pageant that consists of several events. One male from each academic class (freshman, sophomore, etc.) competes in goofy events, while being judged by the student body-will you be the next "King of Hearts"?
  • Neverland Feast: Before Pan Day, the "Lost Boys" have an outdoor feast (normally in costume) before meeting for the battle itself.
  • Pan Day: Every spring, Montreat students can choose which team they want to "fight" for on Pan Day, a tradition based on the Peter Pan movie "Hook." Selections by the "committee" are secret until near Pan Day, when the students representing Peter Pan, Rufio, Hook, Smee, and other characters are revealed. After Pan catches his shadow and stitches it back on, jesting taunts are exchanged and the "fight" begins. It ends when the battle dwindles down, and Pan and Hook have a showdown.
Urban Legends
  • One campus legend is the disappearance of one of the two Montreat swans. The two normally swam together on Lake Susan, but one of them disappeared one day. No one knows what happened, but some reports say that the swan went over the small waterfall. Others say she left to lay her eggs and never came back. Some say that the swan was stuck in the ice in the winter and died, though its mate tried to feed it on the ice (or, according to some, eventually abandoned it). Another widely-believed explanation is that the swan's mate killed it and that the body is under the water.
  • One legend is that back in the '70s, the SGA president repealed the school's rules about only being allowed to drink 50 miles away from campus and about students being required to attend church on Sundays.
Favorite Things To Do
Between and after classes, students like to play pool or foosball in Belk Campus Center or ultimate Frisbee down the road. Some students kick soccer balls around on the lawn by Lake Susan, while others study by or take walks around the lake. Hiking places like Lookout Trail (which starts very close to the College) are also popular.
Student Newspaper
The Whetstone
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Clubs at Montreat are widely varied in topics and interests. There is everything from an environmental club to a martial arts club, and all clubs are maintained through SGA, the Student Government Association, and have to be recognized by SGA to be official. Each club has an SGA representative who meets with SGA at least once a semester. Proposals for new clubs or ideas for renewing old ones can be presented to SGA. SGA itself is a mediator between the students and the campus administration; cabinet members are voted in by the student body.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 17 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 17 responses

  • 35% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 6% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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