Meredith College

5237, 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, United States
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Overview of Meredith College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,682
    • Men:2 (0.1%)
    • Women:1,680 (99.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Meredith College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3800 Hillsborough Street
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC  27607-5298
Phone
(919) 760-8581
Fax
(919) 829-2348
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
428 (36%) of 1,197 admitted students enrolled
Women
428 (36%) of 1,197 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,916 (73.3368726262915%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,718 (21.88508188018132%)
  • Other Expences: - $850 (1.7356148160248295%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,490 (3.042430677502348%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Meredith College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002945
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,959
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Meredith College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


61.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


423,179

Nearest Metropolitan Area


225 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
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 of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Meredith College offers 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

Co-educational


Undergrad women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,600

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,682
Women
1,680
Men
2

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

Number of Graduate Students


299

Student Resources

Study resources