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Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeA
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.
Meredith College Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Most Popular Majors
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Meredith College Reviews
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.
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.