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Meredith is a great school if your lookingBrightBiology
Meredith is a great school if your looking for more than just a degree. If you really want to learn, really want to gain experience in your field, and really want to make connections with professionals in your field than this is a great school to attend! This school focuses on providing students with skills, opportunities and resources that are easily accessible.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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I actually grew up in Raleigh and livedBrightUndecided
I actually grew up in Raleigh and lived in NC my entire life. It made a lot of sense for me to go to Meredtih College, being as I participated in piano competitions there when I was little and they accepted a tuition I had an awesome financial situation. I generally love RALEIGH. I saw a lot of the same people, however, I left Meredith after 2 years because I kept giving it chances each semester, really hoping that things would get better...but they didn't.

Before I entered college, I suffered from severe depression, but I went for it anyway. I ended up withdrawing from my first semester because I wanted to explore with a variety of classes, but my faculty advisor skipped straight to the gen ed and i was absolutely miserable and not interested in anything. There are a mix of girls there... girls with lots of moral, and girls with not many. It's a college that's absolutely DEAD on weekends. Most of the girls leave school, go over to NC's extremely weird and quiet, there might be like 5 people for breakfast on Saturday mornings.

Because I held a job at a restaurant 4 nights a week, in addition to being a student, I honestly feltl like an outcast. My RA's were ALWAYS mean to me because I could never attend hall socials or hall meetings. I always felt bad because I wasn't into all their traditions; i was a person who led my own life and didn't want to perform skits or go to picnics.

The halls were a sleep by 10pm during the week. And being reallyyyy individual and open-minded, I found many of their rules were restricting. The majority of my best friends are guys and they couldn't really come over and hang out unless it was in an open-door parlor or outside in the grass. I once got sent to the "Honor Council" for having my guy friend help me move a TV up to my room on a Tuesday night at 9:30 because it wasn't "boy hours."

I felt like it was very clicky and now that I"m at community college, I actually connected better with the working-middle class students there.

Don't get me wrong, Meredith is a beautiful school. There's a lot of lecturers that come. They can baby girls a little bit. If you aren't feeling well, you can just email your teacher to excuse yourself for absenses. I think that the base of my horrible experience was due to my faculty advisor...I got screwed up every single semester and constantly withdrew and I didn't feel like I could experiment with different things. It was a very proper environment, I still felt sheltered when I was there. But after 2 1/2 years, I'm definitely transfering out.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: C-
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I have been to Meredith College for aBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I have been to Meredith College for a year and its slowly going down the drain. The buildings are old and they are not bringing in enough money to keep it updated. Some of the professors are great, but a lot of them want to be praised for doing the bare minimum. Socially the school is okay if your upper or upper middle class, but if you are a minority (not just race) you will have trouble here. The atmosphere of this school is education, but a lot of their programs are for those going to graduate school not getting into the workforce. There is a severe lack of diversity in this school from the students and professors.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Friendliness: B, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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