Your child has made the big life decision of where to go to college. Many times this means you as the parent faces the prospect of relocation also. With your daughter’s choice of historic Meredith College, you have chosen Knightdale Station to live. This puts you just a short drive from your child.
When we say your new home in Knightdale is near the Meredith College campus, we are talking a 15-minute drive. As noted, your daughter has made an amazing choice to attend Meredith and, in the text, below, we will fill you in on the school’s rich history and traditions, as well as its many revered and coveted programs of study.
Meredith College: Their Third Century of Breaking Down Barriers
The year was 1891 and after years of planning and much hard work, Meredith College opened its doors with just 200 students. 120 years and counting later and with ten times the enrollment the first female university in the U.S. has consistently improved and changed with the times. to improve and garner accolades and respect as one of the top colleges both state and nationwide.
One of the biggest perks at Meredith College is its great staff to student ratio of 11 to 1. This accounts for much more of a personable learning experience between the staff and student body. Likewise, nearly 70 percent of classes at Meredith College contain less than 20 students. A big indicator of student satisfaction is the retention percentage of freshman students. This basically means, “what percent of a school’s freshman class returned the following year as a sophomore.” The Meredith College ranking of over 80 percent in this area shows that the student body very much enjoys the school.
For Hands-On and Experiential Learning, It’s “Academic” at Meredith
So, your daughter has opted to attend Raleigh’s prestigious and historic, Meredith College. Consequently, to be closer to them, you have found your dream house just 15 minutes up the road in your new home in Knightdale, seems all that left is for your “student” is to choose their program of study. Being that it’s a pretty safe bet they already have done this, it would be more accurate to say all that is left is to share the incredible academic opportunities and options your child can study at Meredith College.
Those options of which we speak are plentiful at Meredith College. Meredith has more than 80 majors, minors, and academic programs. Thus, the school is very diverse when it comes to choosing what academic path best suits you. The five most popular majors at Meredith College that graduated just two years ago in 2018 were as follow.
Five Most Popular Majors at Meredith College
- Psychology (General)
- Biology/Biological Sciences (General)
- Business Administration and Management (General)
- Interior Design
- Social Work
Experiential Learning: Learning Off-Campus and On the Job
Another part of the academic experience which we would be remiss to not explain are the Experiential Learning opportunities. Ever since its original inception, Meredith College put much emphasis on learning outside of the classroom. This is evidenced by the fact that nearly 98 percent of the school’s students participate in some form of experiential learning.
There are several other programs that students can also explore to get the more” hands-on” training or learning in the respective field they wish too. Each of these programs listed below can be seen in greater detail at the official website of Meredith College, meredith.edu.
Experiential Learning Opportunities/Programs at Meredith
- Study Abroad
- Undergraduate Research
- Community-Based Learning
“Going Strong” Into 2021 at Meredith College
The school slogan is “Going Strong.” This is fitting on so many levels, it could be the perfect slogan for the university. In actuality, given your child attending Meredith and your new home in Knightdale, the slogan seems to fit you and your family as well!