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About Centre

Centre College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Danville, KY. Centre was founded in 1819 and enrolls 1,411 undergrads and no graduate students. Centre offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Centre! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Centre's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Centre students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Centre has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at Centre on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Centre by March 31.

2021 Centre Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 76%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
Tuition $44,300

Is Centre a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer idea of what Centre offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Centre Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Centre. Centre admitted 76% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,212 students applied to Centre and 1,690 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Centre

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Centre, around 90% return for their sophomore year. 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 Centre 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. Within six months of graduating, 97% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Centre'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. Centre's endowment was valued at $269.4 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Centre spends about $14,216 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Centre

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. Centre meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,441 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $24,921 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Centre. Based on this information, how does Centre sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Centre a good school for you?

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Where is Centre College Located?

Centre is located in the small town setting of Danville, KY.

If you want to see Centre for yourself, 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 and Danville are like without leaving home.

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Centre ACT Scores

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ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 to 32

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Centre SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1380

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Math SAT Range

560 - 730

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

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Centre Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$56,870

In State

$56,870

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$44,300
$44,300
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$11,170
$11,170
Books
$1,400
$1,400

Student Life

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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Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

57%

In State

43%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,411

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,300

Out-of-State

$44,300

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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