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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Meredith College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27607
From Meredith College

Chartered in 1891, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, our student body has grown to nearly 2,000 and includes men at the graduate level. Meredith challenges students to explore their interests, expand their skills, and build on their strengths. Our more than 22,000 graduates go on to use their intellects and abilities to make a positive impact on the world. U.S. News, The Princeton Review, and Forbes.com have all included Meredith in their "Best Colleges" lists. At 127 years and counting, Meredith College is still going strong.

Meredith College Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
920-1123
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,597/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,919/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,769/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,338/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,616Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Preppy but nice.
    45%
  • Variety
    41%
  • Sorority like
    10%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Creative and fun while being studious.
    55%
  • Intimate
    28%
  • Wonderland
    10%
  • Liberal
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ 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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Their welcoming environment and supportive community is perfect for helping me grow and flourish as an artist, honing and perfecting my skills to the highest possible quality. The campus life is very fun and exciting, plus they have an excellent cafeteria and gym- it's especially awesome that they have a driving range for golf! The teachers I've met are kind and welcoming, and based on the classroom size they make sure you're not a face lost in the crowd; they want to have a personal relationship with you and make sure that you succeed in the career you want to aspire for. Overall, Meredith proves to be an excellent environment for obtaining your degree!
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Meredith College is great! It makes students feel like home. Every person is treated with respect and is well known by professors, advisers, and other students. It would be nice if the dining hall was shown a little more attention because sometimes the food is disappointing.
I recently finished my first year at Meredith, and I am pretty glad that I chose to attend there. It's not a very big college, and you can get to classes without having to drive all over the place to get to another building. The professors are very helpful and so are the other staff and faculty members. I'm always told to make relationships with the people I meet at college because it may benefit me. It's not just the people that work at the school, but the people I go to class with and share a room with. The students are really friendly and are treated like family--a sisterhood. There is something for everyone at the college whether it's for religion, race, sexual orientation, or just something that just plain interests you. I would definitely want to come back even after I graduate in four years. Just for the experience.