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Meredith College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,989
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $73,004,074
Admissions Address

3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

Website

http://www.meredith.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@meredith.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Heidi L. Fletcher
Admissions office telephone: (919) 760-8581
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: October 15
 
Decision sent by: November 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ncmentor.org/applications/nc_independents_common_app/apply.html?application_id=1510 Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 94%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 69%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 97%
Total applicants: 1,135
Total acceptances: 1,070
Total freshman enrollment: 453
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 16%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 1,135
Female acceptances: 1,070
Female freshman enrollment: 453
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 78%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 580
Math: 460 – 570
Combined: 930 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 1.0%
600-699 17.0% 16.0%
500-599 44.0% 45.0%
400-499 35.0% 35.0%
300-399 2.0% 3.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 15%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 23
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 3.0% 0.0%
24-29 24.0% 18.0% 21.0%
18-23 58.0% 50.0% 55.0%
12-17 18.0% 29.0% 24.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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