About Meredith College

Founded in 1891, Meredith College. is a Private college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,685 full time undergraduate students, and 296 full time graduate students.

The Meredith College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 134 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Meredith College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate60%
Application Deadline15-Oct
Application Fee40
SAT Range920-1123
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,30% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 48% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Meredith College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
72%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
12%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
12%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
6%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
28%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
72%
“I feel extremely safe”
31%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
6%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
65%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
38%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
12%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
12%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
12%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
83%
“There might be people who do”
6%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Meredith College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    95 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    103 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    105 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    105 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    105 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    105 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    105 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Meredith College?

25 Students rated Meredith College

Erin - 03/19/2022

I love Meredith College but I'm sure like many other schools, it just isn't the same school I transferred to prior to the pandemic. A lot of issues have been brought to light, red flags being raised, and while there is some initiative from higher ups at the school to address these issues it largely seems to be for appearances and funding not for the general well-being and safety of the students.

Luna - 02/23/2021

Your professors will be accessible. They care about you and what you are doing, and are willing to be flexible and help you succeed. However, for me the downside was the class availability. It's difficult completing my course requirements because there aren't a wide variety of course offerings each semester. Additionally, I think the major requirements for my major could be improved.

Kalea - 11/14/2020

Its amazing, I have been to Meredith College a multitude of times for various reasons. I've been with friends, study groups, chorus ensembles and I love the energy. Its an all girl's school which is totally awesome. A new experience wherever you turn and multiple things to do.

Oranell - 11/13/2020

In my opinion, Meredith is a very great institute for learning. During my visit, they were very thorough and very serious about their studies. The class sizes are very appropriate for learning and towards having the ability to connect with peers and professors.

Meredith College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Meredith College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Meredith College is 60%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a college student, if I could go back in time and tell myself as a high school senior,what I know now, I would talk about a lot of things. Being at a private college, financial responsibility and work ethic are both very important. I didn't work as hard as I should have in high school, making the transition to college harder. I would tell myself that the work in high school was actually preparing me for the college challenge. In college, no, you don't have to go to class and you don't have to do your homework, but it is something that you are paying for, making you more appreciative, and more focused on being successful. I would also tell myself to be more open minded coming into college. I came from a small town, and my college is very diverse. In becoming more open minded, I have made so many new friends and established more relationships than I could ever have imagined as a high schooler. I have made friends with people that I normally wouldn't have associated with, which I feel is a huge accomplishment, and a step towards growing up.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Well all my classmates are females, and many of them come from very weathy families. So sometimes coming from a family that is not weathy is a challenge to fit in. Most people here do not work two jobs and pay for everything on their own, because their parents just hand them the money.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small campus, all girls

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    My school is an all women's college, I believe to truly gain the college experience you need a coed environment.

    Read all  24 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Meredith is a single gendered community where learning really is the most important thing that is taking place and almost everyone equally respects that goal.

    Read all  23 answers
  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How academically challenging it really is.

    Read all  20 answers
  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The right person for this college would be a woman who is strongly focused on academics and who comes from a predominately upper class family.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Meredith College is a unique school that is best known for its traditions. There are events throughout the four years of college that every student is able to participate in. These events include Cornhuskin, a night full of skits and dancing, Ring Dinner, the night that every junior is given their Meredith ring, Tea for Two, an evening that Meredith girls are able to have tea and cakes with her mother, as well as many more unique events. Meredith College is also known for its beautiful, yet small, inviting campus.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell my friends that it is a good school and it is a nice place because many things are included in tuitution. We receive laptops, our laundry is free, the food is not too bad, the campus is very safe, it is nice to wear sweats to class, and not have to wear make-up everywhere.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The diversity and the fun we have here. Im very comfortable in my classes.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the cost. Tuition went up nearly $2000 for next year and it is leaving me with the struggle to come up with the money to come back next year and get the education that I deserve.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Everyone is very accepted and is no one is condoned for their differences. Meredith accpets everyone and this is a non-discriminatory campus.

    Read all  17 answers

Student Body

Students

100%

female

N/A

male

1,685

Total Undergrad Enrollment

296

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

90

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

48%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
71%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Meredith College receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,907

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$850

Books and Supplies

$10,390

Room and Board

46,147

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$21,919
$30 - $48K
$21,164
$48 - $75K
$23,334
$75 - $110K
$25,769
$110K & UP
$28,338

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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