Centre College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

The Campus Center at Centre College
The Campus Center at Centre College. Dfritter4 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

At Centre College, only about one-quarter of those who apply each year will not be accepted. Students with good grades, a variety of high school coursework, and above-average test scores have a very good chance of being admitted. Students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, in addition to completing an online application and sending in high school transcripts. Centre uses the Common Application, which can save time and energy for those applying, if they apply to more than one school that uses this application.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Centre College Description

Chartered in 1819, Centre College is a historic private 4-year liberal arts college located in the small town of Danville, Kentucky. The college emphasizes its dedication to undergraduate education with the "Centre Commitment" which "guarantees students who meet the College's academic and social expectations an internship, study abroad, and graduation in four years." With student-faculty ratio of 11 to 1 and membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Centre consistently finds itself on national lists of best colleges. Centre also does well on the financial aid front, offering significant institutional grants to 93 percent of students. In athletics, the Centre College Colonels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, swimming, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,430 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,300
  • Books: $1,710 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,950
  • Other Expenses: $1,710
  • Total Cost: $52,460

Centre College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,483
    • Loans: $7,085

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 86%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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