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Meredith College

Raleigh, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About Meredith

More than one hundred years ago, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, our student body includes nearly 2,000 students. We've been named one of America's Best Colleges according to U.S. News, Forbes, and Princeton Review. Students choose their program of study from over 80 majors, minors and concentrations. Meredith College is located in Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city – part of the Research Triangle Park area – a premier research and development hub in the U.S. The historic 225-acre campus includes a 1,200 seat amphitheater, seven residence halls, student apartments, fitness center, athletic field, and track complex. Raleigh's thriving local economy allows students to receive valuable experience through powerful internships, which are available for all majors. Students choose from study abroad options around the world including our won palazzo in Sansepolcro, Italy, 95% of Meredith alumna tell us they would choose Meredith all over again!

Meredith College Overview

Meredith College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meredith was founded in 1891 and the school currently enrolls around 1,711 students per year, which includes 1,427 undergrads. Meredith ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is February 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by January 15.

Student Involvement at Meredith

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Meredith's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Meredith students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Meredith does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Meredith has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Meredith on the Student Life page.

2022 Meredith Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%
Tuition $42,540
Percent of Need Met 77.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $35,266

Is Meredith a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Meredith offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Meredith College

It is moderately difficult to get into Meredith. Around 70% of applicants get into Meredith each year. Out of 1,706 applications received in 2022, 1,192 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Meredith

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 82% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Meredithcome back the next year. Around 68% of students who started at Meredith earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Meredith Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Meredith by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Meredith directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Meredith's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Meredith College's endowment was $136 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Meredith

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Meredith meets 77.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Meredith full-time are awarded $35,266 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $34,572 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Meredith.

Based on this information, is Meredith the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Meredith a good school for you?

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Where is Meredith?

Meredith is located in the urban setting of Raleigh, North Carolina.

If you are interested in seeing Meredith for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Raleigh, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh-Durham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Meredith and Raleigh are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Meredith Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Meredith is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Meredith ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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29 and Above


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23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Meredith is 22. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Meredith. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Meredith SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1255


Math SAT Range

538 - 623


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1255 and Above


1120 to 1255


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Meredith students is 1120. Applicants with SAT scores of 1255 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Meredith, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1255 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Meredith.

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