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Tuition & Fees

$34,807

$34,807

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,033
Declined + 688
Total Received 1,721
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Private (nonprofit)

1,689

undergraduate students

270

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Child Development
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Codes

SAT 5410
ACT 3126

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
40%
400-499
40%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • Only those students graduating in an odd-year class are eligible to audition for The Oddballs, a four-member spirit group at Meredith College.
  • Every year since 1924, the faculty at Meredith College perform Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland for the students.

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School Facts

Meredith, founded in 1891, is a liberal arts college for women. Its 225-acre campus is located in Raleigh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,959
Established in 1891
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Raleigh, NC

225-acre campus in Raleigh (population: 431,746). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
40%
400-499
40%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline October 30
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,033
Declined + 688
Total Received 1,721

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Shery Boyles
Director of Admissions
P: 800 MEREDITH
F: 919 760-2348
admissions@meredith.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,195,025
State $3,725,474
Institutional $14,639,802
Other external $1,761,227
Total $23,321,528

Non-need-based

Federal $29,199
State $33,759
Institutional $4,512,560
Other external $588,532
Total $5,164,050

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, USA South (Division III)
Mascot
Avenging Angels
School colors
maroon, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication
Computer Science
Criminology
Dance Studies
Economics
Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Sustainability
Exercise/Sports Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising/Design
Foods/Nutrition
Graphic Design
History
Interior Design
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nutrition
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

86%

1,689
students

Female
100%
1,687

Male
0%
2

Graduate

14%

270
students

Female
89%
241

Male
11%
29

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,616
students

Female
100%
1,616

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

5%

73
students

Female
98%
71

Male
2%
2

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
China
Kenya
Mexico
Pakistan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Shery Boyles
Director of Admissions
1 800-meredith
admissions@meredith.edu

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