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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
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
About Centenary College - New Jersey...
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
87%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1100
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,500/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,882/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.15 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,125Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
244
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Busy
    50%
  • Dedicated
    29%
  • Ambitious
    7%
  • Uneducated
    7%
  • Unique
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • The main goal is helping students succeed.
    64%
  • Family
    27%
  • Incompetent
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
62%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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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!
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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!