C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Centenary College - New Jersey is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Address
400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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Centenary College - New Jersey Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,847/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,701/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,215/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,303/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,810/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,595/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,468Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Busy
    55%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Uneducated
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.18 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
62%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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I have been at Centenary for one semester and I absolutely love it! I am a commuter student so I thought it would be hard to make friends and transition from a community college, but to my surprise it has been so easy! The people that I have met so far have been some of the nicest people I have ever met. The school itself is small and my department is small, so it is easy to connect with people and professors. The professors in my department have been very helpful and friendly with everything and the professors do care about their students. They do want to help when you have a problem and do care about their students. There is a lot of work, but it actually teaches you and the lectures are very engaging due to the small class sizes. Even though I do live at home and commute, I do feel at home in this area and at this school.
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I just graduated from the Social Work program. The program is awesome! The Professors are all wonderful. The program is not easy, but it does prepare you to work in the field or to go on to Grad school. The Professors are very helpful with job leads before and after graduation. I would highly recommend anyone interested in Social Work to go to Centenary. I am 52 and was the oldest in my cohort, but I can honestly say everyone in my class graduated feeling confident going on to their next step. I had such a wonderful experience that I recommended to my son to go there and he will be going into the psycology program in the fall.
The majority of teachers are adjuncts so they don't put as much time and effort into the classes as they should. Some teachers will overload you with assignments from textbooks without actually teaching the class. However, there are a handful of teachers who actually care and will help you along the way.