Meredith College

Meredith College

Meredith College, established in 1891, is a women's college of liberal arts and is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 220 acres. It was initially known as Baptist Female University, and changed to its present name in 1909. Meredith College offers over 45 majors and minors. Customized study abroad programs are also organized by the institution. Meredith offers bachelor's and master's degrees to the students. U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Colleges (2007)' ranked Meredith 15th among the Southern Master's-level universities.

Meredith College competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Their sports teams are known as Avenging Angels. They participate in sports including soccer, cross country, tennis, volleyball, and softball.

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Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St
Raleigh , NC 27607-5298
General Phone: (919) 760-8600

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Meredith College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management82business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, fashion merchandising
Law68legal assistant
Liberal Arts51American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, medieval and renaissance studies, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Design50fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Family and Social Work49family and consumer science, human nutrition, child development, social work
Therapy and Counseling40psychology
Media28communication studies, mass communication
Medicine22medical preparatory
Education and Teaching17elementary school teaching, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, drama and dance teaching, ESL instruction
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, exercise science, dietitian, clinical nutritionist
Science13biology, molecular biology, chemistry
Music7music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, music pedagogy
Drama and Performing Arts6dance, drama, stagecraft
Religion and Philosophy3religion
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, computer science
Fine Arts2fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Meredith College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34959
Master's degree376
Postbaccalaureate certificate802

Meredith College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Meredith College had a total enrollment of 2,202 students (2,058 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 11%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 35%
20-21 30%
22-24 11%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina89%
(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%

Meredith College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 50 %

Meredith College Room and Board (2007)

Meredith College offers campus housing for 1,150 of its 2,058 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Raleigh, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Meredith College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math470570
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Meredith College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,550
Room and board $ 6,740
Room charge $ 3,370
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,370
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Meredith College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 294500)

Meredith College Faculty

Meredith College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1734
Non-tenured and not on tenure track716

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$80,56728$76,804
Associate professoracademic year11$65,68628$61,990
Assistant professoracademic year22$50,55231$54,173
Instructoracademic year0*11$45,524
All faculty totalacademic year48$63,40098$61,902

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Meredith College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball USA South Atlantic Conference
Track USA South Atlantic Conference

Meredith College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Nutrition
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Meredith College Apart:

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% of degrees in family and social work
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 12%Meredith College % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in law
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 13%Meredith College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 14%Meredith College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 16%Meredith College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 19%Meredith College % of degrees in design

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