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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A+
Meredith is an above-average private college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,531 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Meredith acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Business. Graduating 61% of students, Meredith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference

Meredith College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Meredith Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,471/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,212/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,531Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
72
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Preppy but nice.
    45%
  • Variety
    45%
  • Sorority like
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
69%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Creative and fun while being studious.
    55%
  • Intimate
    26%
  • Wonderland
    10%
  • Liberal
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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Meredith College Reviews

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I have thoroughly enjoyed my first semester at Meredith! I am a commuter student--and I was told before I attended that I would struggle to make friends because of this. I have proven that statement false! I have many wonderful friends. Not just that, but I have been given the opportunity to befriend my professors! The small classes have been very influential in my academic success. My greatest complaints about the college are the excessive cost and the religious coldness of this formerly Southern Baptist college. As a side note, my rating on the campus food and the dorms are what I've garnered from my on-campus friends.
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Very wonderful school, professors and staff are very involved in student's education and genuinely wants to see them succeed. The traditions are great, the community is tightly knit and there are many friendly people here. The academics are nice as well, some classes are more challenging than others but it is like that at any university. My advice is: if you're thinking of coming to Meredith, do it! You will not regret it.
The online course I took for my major over a summer was simple due to the professor carefully laying out instructions and requirements. During the pandemic, my online learning experience at Meredith College was a smooth transition and did not cause any difficulty for me. My professors were prepared and kept their students up to date, and classes over Zoom were not much different from classes on campus. Turning in assignments and tests via email and Brightspace was simple and quick.