Meredith College
Raleigh, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
63%
Acceptance Rate
1,897
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
133
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. October 30, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 3, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Scholars’ Program and Talent Scholarship
January 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
33
68%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1111
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
585
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
26%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
17
Top 25%
45
Top 50%
85

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@meredith.edu
Admissions Telephone: 919-760-8581
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
If you're planning on applying to Meredith, attend all the visitation days and programs that the college offers for prospective students. You'll be able to meet current students, learn your way around campus, and see what it's like to live in the Meredith Community. And get involved! The school loves students with innovative idea, ways to keep the campus more green, and diversity too.
Niki from Wake Forest, NC
Many students go home over the weekend, but that doesn't take away from the feeling of community here. The honors program is definitely worth looking into.
Brittney from Wilson, NC
Research the school. Take advantage of all the oppurtunities the school offers. Don't pass up on the 'big sis-lil sis' tradition. If you decide to go, make sure to fill out the form to recieve a big sis (aka, a junior level mentor).
Emily
If possible, try to meet a current student at Meredith and spend a night in the dorms. The more you're here, especially outside of the tours and Q & A sessions, the more clear it will be if Meredith is the place for you.
Elizabeth from Cary, NC
Attending Meredith College means that one is genuinely interested in receiving the highest level of education possible, as well as realizing and achieving one's dreams. Enrollment at Meredith is a wise investment in one's future and is not to be taken lightly. College life at Meredith, or any school, must be well-balanced. This balance can be achieved by responsibly appointing time to both a social life and school work. Procrastination is the enemy. Don't allow it to be an option.
Meredith is a private college, and at a private college there are smaller classes where individualized attention is encouraged by professors if it is needed. Don't hesitate to make use of this opportunity. A private school is designed specifically for asking questions and getting answers. Don't be afraid to connect with the instructors. Their job is to help you.
Don't be intimidated by the other students. I promise they are just as nervous as you are about making friends and finding classrooms. Being nervous is actually a pretty good ice-breaking topic. Talk to someone and the two of you can be scared together!
Get involved. There is a ton of stuff that happens on campus year round. Take advantage of all the chances to interact with other students and get to know all of the school's activities and traditions. There is almost always something to do with all the clubs, dinners, socials, and get-togethers.
Have fun! Make time to relax! College is meant to be a growing experience, so give yourself room to do just that! Take a breather, go for a run, enjoy the campus and schedule some down time!
Most importantly... take a lot of pictures. Your college memories will last a lifetime. Make them count and let them live long past graduation!
Morgan from Gastonia, NC
Discuss the benefits Meredith College offers within the tuition and do not just shoot it down because it is a high number. There are multiple scholarships to apply for, so do it! Do not think of it as an all-girls school when you have NC State boys right down the street! Look into being a part of an athletic team.
Caitlin from Newport, NC
Do not go into this college thinking that you are going to fail. College is nothing like high school you have more time to do homework and focus on time management skills and studying habits. If you still have doubts Meredith holds workshops for students that feel they are lacking on those skills as well.
Jessica from Raeford, NC
Visit the school!
Emily from Raleigh, NC
Always visit the campus and make sure you ask a lot of questions. Always have a backup plan because you will never know what kind of situation you might fall in. Make sure to ask if you have more opportunities later on to apply for their scholarships.
Yovani from Seven Springs, NC