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Colleges / Meredith College

Meredith College

Raleigh, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Meredith Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Meredith College. Around 73% of applicants get into Meredith College each year. Out of 1,775 applications received in 2023, 1,299 students were offered admission.

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

Students who submit their applications to Meredith College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by January 15.

Meredith College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Meredith College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1120
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
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
Regular Decision Yes 2 15 January 15

Considering Applying Early to Meredith College?

Meredith College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning 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 College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply early because they hope it will boost 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 acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept 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 College

Meredith College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Meredith College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Meredith College

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

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

Meredith College Application Requirements

To apply to Meredith College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Meredith College'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 College?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 16% submitted a class rank. At Meredith College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 75% 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 11%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 College 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, 16% of Meredith College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Meredith College?

To be competitive with other Meredith College applicants, you should aim to score between 1140 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Meredith College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Meredith College student is 1120.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Meredith College students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Meredith College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.

To be most competitive at Meredith College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Meredith College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Meredith College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Meredith College

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

Transfer students can enroll in Meredith College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Meredith College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Meredith College?

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

Does Meredith College accept transfer credits?

✅ Meredith College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Meredith College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Meredith College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Meredith College?

✅ Meredith College is not test optional.

What is Meredith College's acceptance rate?

✅ Meredith College's acceptance rate is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Meredith College?

✅ Meredith College 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 73%. This means that the institution accepts 73 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1310


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1140 to 1310


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Meredith students is 1120. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Meredith, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 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 3.51. 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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