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Centenary University

Hackettstown, NJ 4-Year Private
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About Centenary University

Centenary University Overview

Centenary University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Hackettstown, New Jersey. Centenary University was founded in 1867 and enrolls around 1,190 students per year year, including 1,190 undergraduates. Centenary University ensures housing for up to 756 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Centenary University

Love music or performing? At Centenary University you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Centenary University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Centenary University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Centenary University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Centenary University on the Student Life page.

2022 Centenary University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 86%
Tuition $34,890
Percent of Need Met 72%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $22,333

Is Centenary University a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Centenary University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Centenary University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 87% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Centenary Universitycome back the next year. Centenary Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 58 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Centenary University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Centenary University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Centenary University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Centenary University's endowment was $10.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Centenary University spends about $7,136 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Centenary University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Centenary University meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,333 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,019 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Centenary University.

Based on this information, is Centenary University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Centenary University a good school for you?

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Where is Centenary University?

Centenary University is located in the suburban setting of Hackettstown, New Jersey, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you would like to see Centenary University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 80 to Hackettstown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Centenary University and Hackettstown are like without leaving home.

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College Info

400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100

Campus Setting: Suburban

Centenary University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Centenary University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

15 to 21

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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Centenary University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Centenary University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$96,764

In State

$96,764

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$34,890
$34,890
Fees
$48,904
$48,904
Housing
$12,970
$12,970
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Centenary University is like? There are approximately 1,190 students enrolled at Centenary University. 86% percent of students attend school full-time.

86%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,190

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$83,794

Out-of-State

$83,794

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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