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Want the scoop on Meredith College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Meredith offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Meredith College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Meredith College was awarded 16 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

Meredith landed the #506 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Meredith also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

See all of the rankings for Meredith College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Meredith?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Meredith College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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 Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Meredith College  ( 20 to 25 )

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Meredith College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Meredith, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Meredith College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Meredith College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Meredith College has a freshmen retention rate of 80%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Meredith the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 55%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Meredith College.

Meredith College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,603 undergraduates at Meredith with 1,531 being full-time and 72 being part-time.

Meredith Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 9.08 out of 100, Meredith is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  9.08 out of 100
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How Much Does Meredith College Cost?

The overall average net price of Meredith is $24,366. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Meredith

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,910 $21,280 $24,511 $25,989 $28,686

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Meredith, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do Meredith Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Meredith with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $39,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Meredith College make the most money.

Location of Meredith College

Meredith College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Raleigh makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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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

Meredith College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Meredith College. Of these students, 484 received undergraduate degrees and 80 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 51 $29,800
General Biology 43 $27,500
Business Administration & Management 34 $38,400
Design & Applied Arts 27 $31,800
Health & Physical Education 25 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 23 NA
Communication & Media Studies 22 $31,500
Economics 19 NA
Social Work 18 NA
General English Literature 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Meredith College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Meredith

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 46 students took at least one online class at Meredith College. This is an increase from the 23 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 46 2
2016-2017 23 0
2015-2016 20 19
2014-2015 23 0
2013-2014 33 0

Learn more about online learning at Meredith College.

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Notes and References


*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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