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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 is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1891. It is moderately difficult to get into Meredith. The institution enrolls around 1,810 students a year, including 1,528 undergrads.

Meredith offers early action and offers early decision.

Acceptance Rate for Meredith College

Meredith Application Deadlines

The deadline to apply regular decision to Meredith for Fall 2022 is February 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by January 15.

Early Admissions at Meredith

Meredith College offers early decision. Meredith offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1120
Tuition $37,076

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Meredith.

Financial Aid at Meredith

Meredith meets 79.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $36,118 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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.

Dorms at Meredith

The majority of Meredith students live on campus.

Cornhuskin', Day of Celebration, and and Spring Formal are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Meredith.

GPA and Test Scores for Meredith

Meredith is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Meredith is 1120. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Is Meredith Test Optional?

Meredith is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 66% submitted the SAT. 60% submitted the ACT.

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Want to Score 22 or Higher on the ACT?

Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates. Meredith reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Meredith a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Meredith

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Meredith, around 81% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 415 students who started at Meredith as first-time freshman, 238 graduate within four years.

Around 66% of students who started at Meredith earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,989 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Meredith sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 want to see Meredith for yourself, 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

Feb 15

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Meredith is Feb 15.

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


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Meredith ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Meredith. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Meredith SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1220


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1220 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Meredith students is 1120. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Meredith, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Meredith.

Meredith Tuition & Fees

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