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#3656 of 14,131 In the World
#1065 of 2,597 In North America
#994 of 2,496 In the United States
#24 of 65 In North Carolina
#2 of 6 In Raleigh

Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
70%
Average SAT
1186
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$21,717 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,427
Graduates
284
Male:Female Ratio
1:99
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Meredith College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Meredith College has an acceptance rate of 70% and is among the top 32% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 70% 70%
Applicants 1,706 1,706
Admissions 1,192 1,192
Freshmen enrolled full time 342 342
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

14 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
52 or 15%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1098
or below

75% of them
had 1273
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Meredith College are 1098-1273 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
99 or 29%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Meredith College are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1093 (64%)
Hispanic 190 (11%)
Black or African American 170 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 93 (5%)
Asian 77 (5%)
Two or more races 52 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 25 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Meredith College is $21,717 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$21,717/year
Average aid awarded
$29,442
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,345
$30-48K $15,367
$48-75K $18,254
$75-110K $22,384
$110K+ $27,315

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $41,104$13,194
Tuition in-state $41,104$13,194
Tuition out-of-state $41,104$13,194
Fee in-district $120$150
Fee in-state $120$150
Fee out-of-state $120$150

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,163
Combined charge for room and board $12,120

Meredith College majors

Meredith College has granted 350 bachelor's degrees across 40 programs and 74 master's across 11 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Meredith College.

Major Bachelor Master
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 45
Psychology, General 39
Business Administration and Management, General 14 12
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 26
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 20
Interior Design 17
Mathematics, General 15
Public Health, General 14
Dietetics & Dietitian 13
Social Work 13
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 10 2
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 12
Sociology, General 12
Fashion Merchandising 10
History, General 10
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 10
Political Science and Government, General 9
Graphic Design 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8
Chemistry, General 7
Child Development 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 6
Religion & Religious Studies 6
Accounting 5
Dance, General 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Fashion & Apparel Design 5
Music Teacher Education 5
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 5
Computer Science 4
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 4
Mass Communication & Media Studies 4
Music Performance, General 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 4
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 3
Human Nutrition 3
Reading Teacher Education 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Environmental Studies 2
Fine & Studio Arts, General 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Biochemistry 1
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Meeting and Event Planning 1
Grand Total 350 74

Meredith College has a graduation rate of 68%, which is among the 26% highest for universities in the US.

Total Women
Graduation rate 68% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Meredith College has published 267 scientific papers with 5,174 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Psychology, Business, Medicine, Sociology, Biology, Computer Science, Art & Design, Mathematics, and Communications and Public Relations.

Publications
267
Citations
5,174

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
102 / 1,447
Psychology
61 / 1,768
Business
58 / 1,233
Medicine
40 / 825
Sociology
35 / 125
Biology
29 / 901
Computer Science
26 / 843
Art & Design
25 / 178
Mathematics
22 / 222
Communications and Public Relations
21 / 1,019
Social Psychology
18 / 681
Environmental Science
18 / 554
Economics
18 / 285
Accounting
16 / 163
Marketing
14 / 213
Child Psychology
13 / 455
Math Teachers
13 / 89
Education Majors
13 / 46
Ecology
11 / 284
Demography
11 / 145
Political Science
11 / 252
Engineering
9 / 108
Human Resource Management
8 / 327
Chemistry
8 / 414
Creative Writing
7 / 161
Public Health
7 / 101
Management Information Systems
7 / 385
Philosophy
7 / 2
Literature
6 / 68
Advertising
6 / 59
Gender Studies
5 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
5 / 0
Geography and Cartography
5 / 40
Fashion Design
5 / 2
Investment Banking and Stock trading
5 / 188
Genetics
5 / 231
Cognitive Science
5 / 206
Gerontology
4 / 9
Aesthetics
4 / 0
Development Studies
4 / 92

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 22
1992 1 14
1993 1 13
1994 2 10
1995 3 15
1996 2 15
1997 0 8
1998 1 25
1999 0 18
2000 2 15
2001 3 29
2002 4 39
2003 2 32
2004 6 56
2005 6 49
2006 6 52
2007 14 53
2008 9 84
2009 14 114
2010 12 154
2011 24 225
2012 14 343
2013 12 313
2014 13 404
2015 13 435
2016 22 404
2017 13 406
2018 11 417
2019 20 534
2020 20 611
2021 23 660

Notable alumni

  1. Judy Woodruff

    Judy Woodruff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Judy Carline Woodruff is an American broadcast journalist who has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976. She was the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour through the end of 2022. Woodruff has covered every presidential election and convention since 1976. She has interviewed several heads of state and moderated U.S. presidential debates.

  2. Beth Leavel

    Beth Leavel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    stage actorsingeractor
    Biography

    Beth Leavel is a Tony Award-winning American stage and screen actress and singer.

  3. Roxie Collie Laybourne

    Roxie Collie Laybourne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-2003 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    ornithologistzoologist
    Biography

    Roxie Collie Simpson Laybourne was an American ornithologist born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She pioneered the study of forensic ornithology while at the National Museum of Natural History; these forensic techniques for identifying species of birds involved in bird strikes led to aircraft safety improvements.

  4. Sarah Parker

    Sarah Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Sarah Parker is an American judge who served as the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from February 2006 until August 2014.

  5. May Thompson Evans

    May Thompson Evans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1993 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    teacherofficial
    Biography

    May Thompson Evans was an American public official, teacher, and activist who worked in the Office of Price Administration, the War Manpower Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Security Agency and finally the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She began her career as a teacher at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina and then became the first woman to direct the North Carolina Employment Service. Later she moved to Washington, D. C. to serve as assistant director of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee.

General info

Alternative names Meredith
Meridith
Founded 1891
Motto Lux
Light
Colors maroon, white
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-July)
Total FTE staff 447
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607-5298
United States
City population 468,000
Phone 9197608600

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