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.

Website: www.meredith.edu/

Private
1,682
Undergraduate
Students
(99.9%) 1,680 Women
(0.1%) 2 Men
299
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
490-585 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,106
Tuition and Fees
$37,176
Room and Board
$10,930
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$28,267
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,959
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
131
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Raleigh Population
423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Angels
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.8% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3800 Hillsborough Street
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Phone
(919) 760-8581
Fax
(919) 829-2348
E-mail
admissions@meredith.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
October 30
Early Decision Notification
November 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 3
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
428 (36%) of 1,197 admitted students enrolled
Women
428 (36%) of 1,197 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.37
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-585 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
35%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 45%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,106
Tuition and Fees
$37,176
Room and Board
$10,930
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002945
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
357 (90.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
306 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
306 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
50 (16.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$28,267
Need-Based Gift
Received by 306 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,941
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 255 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,867
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
47 (11.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,223

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,274 (82.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,136 (89.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,136 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
201 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$27,707
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,136 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,453
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 968 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,804
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
124 (8.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,687

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,959
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
131
Part-Time Faculty
91
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Raleigh Population
423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
225 acres

Weather

Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
46%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Angels
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, entertainment association, recreation association, class organizations, choral groups
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
1,682
Women
1,680 (99.9%)
Men
2 (0.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,600
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.8% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 33 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
299

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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