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Meredith College

More than one hundred years ago, Meredith College opened with just over 200 women. Today, we’re nationally ranked and our student body has grown to include nearly 2,000 students, including men who are part of our graduate programs. All learn to enhance their strengths, broaden their perspectives, and prepare for lives of impact and distinction. All going strong. Our Mission: Meredith College, grounded in the liberal arts and committed to professional preparation, educates and inspires students to live with integrity and provide leadership for the needs, opportunities and challenges of society.

Website:

mredith.edu

Category:

Private not offering Doctorate

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

51.18

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

40.91

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

19.47

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

47.06

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

69.44

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

19.51

Why you should attend?

Supporting Meredith students and alumnae who have served in the military aligns with Meredith’s mission of preparing women to “provide leadership for the needs, opportunities, and challenges of society.” And it aligns, too, with Meredith’s emphasis on helping women find and develop their strengths. During World War II, Meredith College, as well as its faculty and students, contributed nearly $200,000 to the war effort, according to a 1967 issue of the student newspaper. This service to the country earned the College something that many people don’t know about today: the name of a ship. The SS Meredith Victory was a Merchant Marine cargo freighter named for Meredith College, commissioned in 1945 and designed to carry supplies during World War II. The ship deployed again during the Korean War, when its legacy was cemented. In 1950, the SS Meredith Victory aided in “one of the greatest marine rescues in the history of the world,” according to a 1960 letter from the U.S. government. The ship, which was designed to carry supplies and about 35 crew members, rescued 14,000 North Korean refugees, carrying them 450 miles to a South Korean port. The ship served again during the Vietnam War, and afterward, it was decommissioned and sold for scrap metal. It still holds the Guinness World Record for largest evacuation from land by a single ship.