Meredith College

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC, USA
4.37 Average Rating

More than 130 years ago, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, our student population is more than 1,700, and we're ranked regionally and nationally among the best colleges.

Meredith is located in Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city, and part of Research Triangle Park – the country’s premier research and development hub. The area’s thriving economy gives students access to powerful internships that often lead to employment after graduation. 97% of Meredith students participate in internships or other hands-on experiences such as study abroad, undergraduate research with faculty or peers, and community-based learning.

Unique and found only at Meredith is our StrongPoints® program - a personal coaching and advising program. You’ll discover, develop, and learn to use your innate strengths to reach your goals at Meredith and beyond.

The College offers 90 majors, minors, and academic programs including the opportunity for a self-designed major. You’ll study with committed faculty and staff who’ll challenge, encourage, and mentor you to use your strong potential.

In addition, Meredith students typically engage with the Office of Career Planning as early as their first year. Professional staff work with students to determine their ideal career path. Career counselors will assist with selecting a major, assessing skills and talents, participating in mock interviews, securing internships, and negotiating that first employment compensation package.

Meredith's historic and park-like 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater, lake, six residence halls, student apartments, student center, fitness center, and athletic field and track complex.

So, what's the result of this collaborative, powerful experience? 95% of our graduates would choose Meredith again. 99% rated the value of a Meredith College education as good, very good, or excellent.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. October 30 December 15
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1 May 1
Fall Regular Decision February 15 May 1
Other January 15

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
57%
Submitting ACT
67%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1111
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,802
Total Number of Undergrads
1,521
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
29%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,257
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$41,224
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$41,224
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,120
Books and Supplies
$850

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,175
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,854
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,200

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,911
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$239

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Avenging Angels
School Colors
Maroon and Cream
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Raleigh
Charlotte
Greensboro
Wilmington
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,500

What Students Are Saying

4.37 Average Rating
Meredith College is a very welcoming place with a loving atmosphere. Everyone is nice and willing to help you and you will make life long lasting friendships. There is not a person there that does not want to see you succeed and prosper in the real world.
Jessica from Raeford, NC
A Sisterhood. An Experience. An Education.
Emily from Raleigh, NC
It is a small and private school . The people are really nice and helpful. I rate this college a 10 and the campus is really beautiful.
Yovani from Seven Springs, NC
Meredith College exceeded all of the expectations I had for a college during my application process. I did not apply anywhere else in my search for a location as my future education home, because I immediately felt the connection I had with the campus and the people. Meredith is a spectacular learning and living atmosphere with instructors, peers, and faculty that are truly concerned with the well-being and advancement of the students.
Morgan from Gastonia, NC

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