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Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women's colleges in the U.S. Located in Raleigh, it offers a comprehensive liberal arts undergraduate education.

Read more about Meredith College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.10
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1350-1680
ACT Score: 19-25
6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
Acceptance Rate: 61%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1707
Women's College: Yes
Religious Affiliation: None
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: Yes
Academic Transparency: Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $30,642.00
Out of State Tuition: $30,642.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: $40,300.00
Average Student Debt of Graduates: $33,691.00
Good Economic Value?: Poor
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: N/A
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 18.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Yellow
Alternative Newspaper: Yes
Student Political Involvement: Somewhat Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles are primarily about Meredith College:

Real Education: A student finds that her high school expectations of college don't quite match the real thing. (January 22, 2012)

Rethinking Reputation: A transfer student discovers that a major university with a national reputation is less rigorous than a small local women's college. (August 14, 2008)

Meredith Student: Frazier had released manuscript titled "Is Masculinity Obsolete?" (July 14, 2000)

These articles mention Meredith College:

A Refreshing Commencement Season: This year's addresses in North Carolina colleges and universities featured big names but few politicians. (May 19, 2013)

UNC-Chapel Hill Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26,2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

John Galt to the Rescue: Atlas has ceased to “shrug,” and is now forcing his way back into the public discourse, and campus liberals are not pleased.  (July 23, 2010)

The Sad History of Freshman Reading: Freshman readings range from political propaganda to feel-good fluff. (June 18, 2010)

North Carolina Bucks the Trend: While commencement speakers across the nation talked politics, North Carolina’s choices were more restrained. (May 27, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Democrats at the Podium: In today’s college environment, commencement speakers’ politics should come as no surprise. (May 4, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)