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Centre College

Danville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

About Centre


Centre College, based in Danville, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college revered for its academic rigor and personalized education. This close-knit community champions intellectual curiosity, offering a broad range of studies led by a dedicated, passionate faculty. Centre's commitment to global learning is evident in its high study abroad participation rate. Extracurriculars abound, from athletics to the arts, fostering a balanced college experience. Its scenic campus creates an ideal backdrop for learning, while the welcoming community ensures students feel at home.

Did You Know?

Centre College is famous for its tradition of hosting vice-presidential debates. It was the smallest institution in the smallest town to ever host a general election debate when it welcomed the 2000 Vice Presidential debate. Centre College then repeated the feat by hosting the Vice Presidential debate again in 2012. This distinction underscores the college's commitment to active civic engagement and its role in shaping future leaders.

Centre College is a private, religious college in the town of Danville, KY. Centre was founded in 1819 and enrolls 1,411 undergrads and no graduate students.

Centre Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Centre. The acceptance rate at Centre is 76%. Out of 2,211 applications received in 2022, 1,690 students were offered admission.

Centre College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%

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Centre College is located in Danville, KY,.

If you are interested in seeing Centre for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. 27 to Danville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Centre College and Danville are like without leaving home.

College Info

600 West Walnut Street Danville, KY 40422-1394

Campus Setting: Small Town

Centre Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Centre is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Centre is Continuous processing.

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Centre SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1380


Math SAT Range

560 - 730


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

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Wondering what life at Centre is like? There are approximately 1,411 students enrolled at Centre. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from KY and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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