Centenary College of Louisiana Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Magale Library at Centenary College of Louisiana
Magale Library at Centenary College of Louisiana. Billy Hathorn / Wikimedia Commons

Centenary College of Louisiana Admissions Overview:

Centenary College of Louisiana admits around two-thirds of those who apply, making it generally accessible. Prospective students can submit an application through the school, or through the Common Application. Additional required materials include a letter of recommendation, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a resume. A personal interview is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

Centenary College of Louisiana Description:

Founded in 1825, Centenary College of Louisiana is among the oldest colleges in the country. Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, Centenary ranks well among colleges in the Southeast for both its value and its overall quality. Financial aid is strong, with nearly all students receiving some form of significant grant aid. Students come from 27 states and 7 countries, although nearly two-thirds come from Louisiana. Students can expect to know their professors well - the college has an 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and an average class size of 12.

On the athletic front, Centenary had been the smallest Division I school in the country. In July of 2011 the Centenary Gents and Ladies joined the Division III American Southwest Conference. Popular sports include soccer, track and field, basketball, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 549 (490 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,430
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,980
  • Other Expenses: $2,390
  • Total Cost: $52,000

Centenary College of Louisiana Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,729
    • Loans: $8,673

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Exercise Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Cross Country, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Centenary and the Common Application

Centenary College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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