Meredith College is a women's liberal arts college and coeducational graduate school located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meredith enrolls approximately 2,000 women in its undergraduate programs and 300 men and women in its graduate programs. Meredith is the largest college for undergraduate women in the southeastern United States. 89% of students come from in-state.Since 2000, Meredith College has hosted Governor's School East each summer.Chartered by the First Baptist Church, 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 to honor Thomas Meredith, founder of the Biblical Recorder. In 1997, the college moved away from a direct connection with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. 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.