Centenary College is a private, Christian college located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,125 undergraduate students. The Centenary College acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 61% of students, Centenary College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
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Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities48 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies27 Graduates
Equine Studies26 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology26 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Design18 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services14 Graduates
Elementary Education13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Centenary College - New Jersey Reviews
I graduated last year with a degree in psychology. The professors at Centenary were very helpful in helping me strive for the best academically, as well striving to be the best individual I could possibly be. Moreover, the environment at Centenary was very loving and welcoming, making me feel right at home. In addition, Centenary provided me an opportunity to pay for my schooling through my religious affiliation, with that being of the Methodist denomination. I was offered a Methodist scholarship that covered majority of my costs. I will forever be grateful to Centenary, and i recommend all high school students attend!
I started at Cent one year ago, and I love it. I transferred from a big party school and I love it here. It is a smaller school where the profs, admin, and students, truly care for your success. I haven't met an unfriendly person here. Classes are small and encourage active participation. All of my professors know my name, and know a little bit about me; and are all very knowledgeable in their fields as many have worked in those fields before teaching. I love the flexibility of scheduling as well!
Centenary University does not pay enough attention to minorities on campus. If you are here for the party scene, this is not the school for you. There’s usually house parties and that’s it. Nothing is really walking distance if you want anything good. There’s not that many teachers that are helping and they don’t put enough effort into class like they should. Centenary will definitely help you lower your pocket cost by a lot. They waste money on things that don’t matter rather than funding the more important things. The food isn’t that great honestly, don’t need to worry about Freshman 15. The freshman dorms are trash. Smith is better than reeves. Yeah if you want to go to a half a** school, Welcome To Centenary University!