Frequently Asked Questions
Through the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) program, students may take courses at any of the other local institutions – North Carolina State University, Shaw University, St. Augustine's College or Peace College – at no extra cost. These CRC courses are used for general enrichment, to strengthen particular majors, and to enhance career training. Generally, students take only courses that are not available at Meredith and may take CRC courses beginning their sophomore year. For more information about CRC, visit http://crcraleighcolleges.org.
We have seven residence halls available on campus, as well as apartments, The Oaks, that opened in fall 2009 for rising juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomore students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus unless they are residing wtih parents/guardians or spouse. Full-time degree-seeking students over the age of 23 may request special consideration for on-campus housing.
We have over 90 clubs and organizations here on campus, whose focus range from academic, religious, service and many more. We also have 7 competitive athletic teams in USA South conference, as well as intramurals. Aside from clubs and sports, we have several campus-wide and class traditions for students to participate in throughout the year.
We offer a wide variety of Meredith-based programs, as well as opportunities to partner with other programs that suit your needs and interests. Although the national average of students who study abroad as undergraduates is only 14%, here at Meredith our average is 33%. We have sent students to more than 35 countries in recent years, including places such as Italy, Denmark, Iceland and Costa Rica. And our permanent location in Sansepolcro, Italy, makes it even easier for students to study abroad. Feel free to visit the Study Abroad website for more information.
We have 32 majors and concentrations from which to choose. For a complete list, please visit our academics website. Some of our most popular areas of study include Business, Psychology, Interior Design, Education, Biology and a dual degree engineering program. Meredith is also one of the first colleges in the state to offer a major in environmental sustainability.
As recognition for outstanding ability and talent, Meredith College sponsors highly competitive scholarship programs, and your admission application is automatically used for scholarship consideration. However, separate applications are required for art, music, interior design and Thomas Meredith Baptist Heritage scholarships. To be considered for these scholarships, applicants must submit their completed application by January 15th. To see a complete list, please visit http://www.meredith.edu/financial_assistance/scholarships.
Yes! 90% of our students receive some kind of financial assistance, so we advise all students to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to see what need-based assistance they qualify for. The FAFSA is available January 1. Meredith’s priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 15.
International students should complete the International Financial Assistance application, which is mailed upon receipt of application for admission. Meredith's priority deadline is February 15.
For more information, please visit the Financial Assistance website.
The average class at Meredith consists of about 17 students, giving us a 12:1 student to faculty ratio.
There are almost 2,000 students here on campus. About 1,700 of those are undergraduate students and 300 are graduate students.
There are two ways a freshman can schedule a visit to campus. You can register for the date you wish to visit online or you can call our office at (919) 760-8581 or 1-800-MEREDITH to schedule your visit. Information sessions and campus tours are offered Monday-Friday and on selected Saturdays during the school year. For a complete list of events, please click here .
Transfer and adult students should contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-MEREDITH or (919) 760-8581 to arrange an individual appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Meredith accepts the following application fee waivers:
2. Students who attend a Senior Visitation Day event on September 22, 2012, October 29, 2012 or January 28, 2013 will receive an application fee waiver.
There are two important dates for students to be aware of when applying to Meredith:
Fall Semester: February 15
Spring Semester: December 1
For freshmen applicants considering Early Decision (binding), the application deadline is October 30.
We see curricular, co-curricular, and career advantages. Every resource at Meredith is designed for women. Each student is encouraged to participate actively in the classroom and to take leadership roles. With over 600 leadership positions in more than 90 clubs and 7 varsity sports teams solely for women, opportunities for students to grow, explore, and challenge themselves abound. Close friendships that form through classroom experiences, shared traditions, and the community feeling of Meredith are natural outgrowths of the women's college atmosphere. Strong role models are also part of the Meredith experience, since 67% of the full-time faculty members are women. Finally, the entire focus of the Academic & Career Planning office is preparing women for excellence in the classroom, job market, and graduate study.