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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 and World Report's 'America's Best Colleges ' 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.

Profile of Meredith College

Meredith College is found in Raleigh, NC. Raleigh is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Meredith College.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Meredith College is known for its programs in design, mathematics, drama and performing arts, and family and social work.

Meredith College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 570.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Meredith College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 202 in 2007 at the school. A very high share of students at Meredith College are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Meredith College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Meredith College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the USA South Atlantic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"In educating women to excel, Meredith College fosters in students integrity, independence, scholarship, and personal growth. Grounded in the liberal arts, the college values freedom and openness in the pursuit of truth and, in keeping with its Christian heritage, seeks to nurture justice and compassion. Meredith endeavors to create a supportive and diverse community in which undergraduate and graduate students learn from the past, prepare for the future, and grow in their understanding of self, others, and community. To these ends, Meredith strives to develop in students the knowledge, skills, values, and global awareness necessary to pursue careers, to assume leadership roles, to continue their education, and to lead responsible lives of work, citizenship, leisure, learning, and service. "

Meredith College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management73business management, fashion merchandising, marketing, accounting, human resources, international business, finance, managerial economics
Liberal Arts61English, history, Spanish language, international studies, American studies, political science, sociology, public history and archival administration, . . .
Family and Social Work53child development, social work, family and consumer science, human nutrition
Design47interior design, graphic design, fashion design
Law44legal assistant
Therapy and Counselling43psychology
Medicine25medical preparatory
Media19communication studies, mass communication
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18clinical nutritionist, dietitian, exercise science, sports and fitness management
Education and Teaching15reading teaching, ESL instruction, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, art education, drama and dance teaching, music teaching
Drama and Performing Arts10drama, dance, stagecraft
Science9molecular biology, biology, chemistry
Fine Arts3fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science, computer and info science
Music1music, piano, music pedagogy, voice, music theory and composition, music performance
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Meredith College

Meredith College

3800 Hillsborough St

Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

General Phone: (919) 760-8600

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