Meredith College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Meredith College

Meredith College is a private liberal arts college for women situated on an attractive 225-acre campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The institution has a large selection of 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Meredith Avenging Angels play in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,905 (1,603 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male/100% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,620
  • Books: $850
  • Room and Board: $11,364
  • Other Expenses: $1,840
  • Total Cost: $52,674

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,874
    • Loans: $6,872

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Interior Design; and Social Work

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 32%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Meredith College Admissions

Admissions at Meredith College are not highly selective–around two-thirds of applicants are admitted each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Meredith College Acceptance Rate: 63%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/610
    • SAT Math: 490/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/26
    • ACT English: 17/24
    • ACT Math: 18/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Meredith College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Meredith College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Meredith College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Meredith College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to Meredith College

Application Deadline: February 15

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