Meredith College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Meredith College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Meredith College are not highly selective--around two-thirds of applicants are admitted each year. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For complete requirements and instructions (including application deadlines), check out Meredith College's admissions website.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus as well, to see if the school would be a good fit for them. 

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Admissions Data (2016):

Meredith College Description:

Meredith College is a private liberal arts college for women located on an attractive 225-acre campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students come from 35 states and 39 countries, and the college places high value on diversity and global experiences. Students can chose from 32 majors, and the college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 16.

Experiential learning is a high priority at Meredith, and the majority of students participate in some form of internship, co-op, or other experiential learning opportunity. On the student life front, Meredith students can choose from over 90 clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Meredith Avenging Angels compete in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.

Popular sports at Meredith include softball, soccer, track, tennis, and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,981 (1,685 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male / 100% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,907
  • Books: $850 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,390
  • Other Expenses: $1,840
  • Total Cost: $47,987

Meredith College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,599
    • Loans: $7,936

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Child Development, Communication, English, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Psychology

      Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

      • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
      • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
      • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

      Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

      • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Track, Lacrosse, Basketball

      Data Source:

      National Center for Educational Statistics

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