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Colleges / Meredith College

Meredith College

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

Meredith Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Meredith, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Meredith for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than January 15.

Meredith Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Meredith's admissions stats.

Meredith 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1120
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 29%
Waitlist No

Meredith College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Meredith College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes October 30 November 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 December 15

Want to Apply Early to Meredith?

Meredith offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by October 30 EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Meredith will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Meredith College Admissions

Transferring to Meredith College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Meredith

Meredith has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Meredith Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Meredith

Wondering what factors are considered by Meredith during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Interview Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Meredith for more information on admission factors.

Meredith 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Meredith, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Meredith's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Meredith?

Students admitted to Meredith have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At Meredith 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Meredith College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 10%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 21%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Meredith directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Meredith considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Meredith does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 15% of Meredith's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 29% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Meredith?

To be competitive with other Meredith applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1255 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Meredith 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1255 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Meredith student is 1120.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Meredith students scored 623 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Meredith students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Meredith?

To be most competitive at Meredith, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Meredith's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Meredith students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Meredith College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Meredith.

Transfer students can enroll in Meredith during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Meredith Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Meredith?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Meredith.

Does Meredith accept transfer credits?

✅ Meredith accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Meredith accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Meredith accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Meredith?

✅ Meredith is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Meredith's acceptance rate?

✅ Meredith's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Meredith?

✅ Meredith offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Meredith Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Meredith? Meredith is a somewhat selective institution. The Meredith acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


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.

Meredith GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Meredith, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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