#5 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Meredith College overview
Location Raleigh, North Carolina
Online meredith.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Meredith College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Meredith College, founded in 1891, is a private women's college situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. Known for its distinguished Gothic Revival architecture, the campus provides a picturesque setting in close proximity to the dynamic capital city of the state. The college offers a variety of undergraduate programs with notable strengths in the fields of business, education, and psychology. Meredith's academic environment is moderately selective, emphasizing personalized education through small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio. The institution provides on-campus housing options, designed to accommodate a significant portion of its student body. While Meredith College does not have an emphasis on athletics known for national acclaim, it participates in NCAA Division III sports, providing opportunities for student-athletes in a variety of competitive areas.

In the most recent statistical year 1,775 prospective students applied, and 1,299 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 332 enrolled in the school.  1,361 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 226 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,420 plus fees of $120. Meredith is ranked 396 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Meredith is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Meredith College overview
SAT 1140/1320
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.52

Applications Accepted

Meredith College overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Meredith College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$850
Other Fees$120
Room and Board $12,544
Budget for Other Expenses$1,840
Total One Year Cost$57,774

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Meredith College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Business 16%
Psychology 10%
Work and Family Studies 10%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198950 IPEDS survey data for Meredith College.

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