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Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Meredith, founded in 1891, is one of the largest women's liberal arts colleges in the U.S. In addition to study-abroad, undergraduate research, and leadership programs, Meredith offers more than 45 majors, including pre-professional programs and a dual engineering degree program with North Carolina State University. The average class size is under 20 students. Its 225-acre campus is located in Raleigh.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,685
   Women 1,682 (99.8%)
   Men 3 (0.2%)
Graduate Students 296
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 61% of 1,923 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 460-563 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $47,897
  Tuition and Fees $34,907
  Room and Board $10,390
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $25,635
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 126
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Raleigh Population 423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 58% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Angels
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.1% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
0.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.2% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students 5.2% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning 78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 51.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported