Meredith College Prepares Students for Strong Futures
Meredith College students are well prepared for a strong future, and a new initiative launching in Fall 2014 will make Meredith graduates even stronger. StrongPoints™, an innovative advising and personal coaching model, will be a defining element of the Meredith educational experience.
President Jo Allen said, “Through this comprehensive initiative, students will identify their strengths, and examine over the course of their four years at Meredith how those strengths can help them shape their academic options, experiential involvement outside the classroom, financial goals and the means for achieving those goals, and career options.”
Students will work with trained faculty/staff advisers to explore options and articulate goals that build on and enhance their strengths for succeeding in college and in life.
Through the StrongPoints™ program, students will have access to a number of resources, including the opportunity to create a career portfolio, the results of a robust assessment tool to identify individual strengths, and Strengths Lab, a dedicated on-campus support service to guide students in developing and refining their strengths.
Value of a Meredith Degree
StrongPoints™ is the newest way Meredith College provides a great value for its students and alumnae. There are many other indicators of the value of a Meredith education, including:
Strong outcomes for our graduates
- 91% of Meredith graduates are employed or attending graduate school within nine months of graduation.
- 93% of graduates would choose Meredith again, and 97% would recommend Meredith to others.
- 97% of recent Meredith graduates were very satisfied with their academic experience
Meredith College was ranked second among best regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best College in the Southeast” by Princeton Review, and in the top 20% of colleges in the country by Forbes.
Meredith College has also been ranked by U.S. News as #6 on its list of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” a ranking that takes into account a school’s academic quality, and the 2012-13 cost of attendance for students who receive the average level of need-based financial aid.
Meredith’s cost of attendance is below the U.S. average for private colleges and universities. The College coordinates $44 million in financial aid for its students each year, including more than $15.2 million in scholarships and grants.
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