Tuition & Fees

$37,176

$37,176

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
49%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,197
Declined + 540
Total Received 1,737
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Private (nonprofit)

1,682

undergraduate students

299

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 5410
ACT 3126

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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.
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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,981
Established in 1891
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  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: 464,758). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
49%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (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 or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,197
Declined + 540
Total Received 1,737

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,707

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,076
Room & board $10,930
Additional fees $100
Books & supplies $850
Total $48,956
Average Financial Aid - $27,707
Total with Avg. Aid $21,249

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,199,932
State $3,662,391
Institutional $18,071,883
Other external $1,785,276
Total $26,719,482

Non-need-based

Federal $21,747
State $48,284
Institutional $6,344,132
Other external $772,065
Total $7,186,228
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 MEREDITH
F: 919 760-2373
finaid@meredith.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kevin Michaelsen
Director of Financial Assistance
michaelsen@meredith.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

Synchronized Swimming

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, USA South
Mascot
Avenging Angels
School colors
maroon, black, and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,981

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,682
students

Female
100%
1,680

Male
0%
2

15%

299
students

Female
88%
262

Male
12%
37

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,600
students

Female
100%
1,600

Male
0%
0

5%

82
students

Female
98%
80

Male
2%
2

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

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

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