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Meredith College Overview

Meredith College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The location of Meredith is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Meredith College Known For?

484 Undergraduate Awards
$31,671 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Meredith have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Meredith.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Meredith student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Meredith College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Meredith has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#182 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Meredith.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Legal Support Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Value Food, Nutrition & Related Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Legal Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Food, Nutrition & Related Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Health Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Meredith has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#69 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#88 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#99 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#103 Best Value Colleges for General Psychology College Factual
#127 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Meredith College?

Location of Meredith College

Contact details for Meredith are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Phone: 919-760-8600

How Do I Get Into Meredith?

You can apply to Meredith online at:

Admission Requirements for Meredith

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Meredith?

69% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Meredith is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Meredith submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 585.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Meredith College  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Meredith College  ( 490 to 585 )
Meredith received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Meredith College  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Meredith College  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Meredith College  ( 20 to 25 )

Can I Afford Meredith College?

$31,671 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Meredith is $31,671. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Meredith, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,418 a year. That adds up to $29,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Meredith is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Meredith College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,464 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,528 undergraduate students at Meredith, with 1,464 being full-time and 64 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Meredith

There are also 282 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Meredith College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Meredith Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 125
Hispanic or Latino 142
White 986
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 136

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Meredith College. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 18 countries are represented at Meredith. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Kenya, and Afghanistan.

Online Learning at Meredith College

2 Took All Classes Online
46 Took At Least One Class Online
451.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 46 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Meredith has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 96th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Meredith

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Meredith College was 451.3%. This is the #153 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Meredith regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Meredith majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 12%
Special Education 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Meredith ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Meredith.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Special Education #6
Education #28

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Meredith College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 34 0 26 60
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 15 41 0 56
General Psychology 51 0 0 51
General Biology 43 0 0 43
Legal Support Services 0 36 0 36
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 35 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 27 0 0 27
Health & Physical Education 25 0 1 26
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 25 25
Public Relations & Advertising 23 0 0 23
Communication & Media Studies 22 0 0 22
Human Resource Management 15 0 6 21
Economics 19 0 0 19
Social Work 18 0 0 18
General English Literature 16 0 0 16
Human Development & Family Studies 15 0 0 15
Sociology 15 0 0 15
Marketing 13 0 0 13
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 13 0 0 13
General Family & Consumer Sciences 13 0 0 13
Political Science & Government 13 0 0 13
Accounting 12 0 0 12
Mathematics 12 0 0 12
Public Health 10 0 0 10
Natural Resources Conservation 9 0 0 9
Chemistry 9 0 0 9
Computer Science 8 0 0 8
Special Education 0 0 8 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 7 7
History 7 0 0 7
International Relations & National Security 7 0 0 7
Romance Languages 6 0 0 6
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 5
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 2 4
Religious Studies 3 0 0 3
Dance 3 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 2 0 0 2
Music 1 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
Criminology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 484 112 80 676


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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