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Meredith College - Raleigh, NC
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N 35° 47.667 W 078° 41.316
17S E 708878 N 3963615
Quick Description: Meredith College is a women's college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2011 6:21:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMAHHK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Meredith College is a liberal arts women's college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. For the 2007-2008 academic year, there are approximately 2,000 students enrolled, including about 150 graduate students, making Meredith the largest women's college in the southeastern United States. 89% of students come from in-state.

Since 2000, Meredith College has hosted Governor's School East each summer.

History

Chartered in 1891 by First Baptist Church and named for Thomas Meredith, founder of the Biblical Recorder, the Baptist Female University opened in 1891 in a facility in downtown Raleigh. In 1904, the name was changed to Baptist University for Women. The name "Meredith College" was chosen in 1909.

In 1997, the school adopted a new mission statement as follows: "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 moved to its current location on Hillsborough Street near North Carolina State University in 1924. The campus covers 225 acres (0.91 km2) and is located in close proximity to both Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park.

As of the 2007-2008 school year, the mascot was changed to the "Avenging Angels" from the "Angels". This was to add a more intimidating edge to their mascot.

A rich part of Meredith's history is a strong connection to tradition. A Meredith girl can be spotted by her class ring, a black onyx with an engraving of the Meredith Shield. On either side of the ring, oak leaves represent one of North Carolina's most recognizable trees. The current design, the work of Meredith grad Ann Lovell, has been the same for every Meredith onyx since 1953. Today, this small symbol connects all of Meredith's women, reminding them of their time at Meredith and the history of the all-women's college.

Academics

More than 60 majors and minors are offered at Meredith, as well as licensure, graduate, and pre-professional programs. According to the The Princeton Review, the most popular majors are Business Administration/Management, Interior Design, and General Psychology.

Upon completion of a major, students can receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and/or Bachelor of Social Work. Graduate students can receive Master's degrees in business management, education, music, or nutrition. The John E. Weems Graduate School is coeducational."

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Name: Meredith College

Location/Address:
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC USA
27607


Phone Number: (919) 760-8600

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School with Graduate Programs

School Affiliation: Private -- Christian Protestant

Date Founded: 1891

Enrollment: 2100

Nicknames/Mascots: Avenging Angels

School Colors: Maroon and white

Location of GPS Coordinates: Entrance gate to the college

School Motto: Not listed

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