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  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 1,237 undergraduate students. The Centenary College acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 60% of students, Centenary College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,400.
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
88%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
15-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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
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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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,237Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
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  • Busy
    54%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Uneducated
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.20 responses
Poll
39%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • The main goal is helping students succeed.
    60%
  • Family
    30%
  • Incompetent
    10%

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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Centenary College - New Jersey Reviews

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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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So far my experience at Centenary has changed greatly from when I first came in as a freshman. My freshman year I was thinking to myself that I made the wrong decision in coming to Centenary. I just was not happy. But, as I got myself involved in more activities and playing sports, it opened my eyes more in how much the school has to offer and how great the professors are especially in my major. Not only has being involved on campus helped me see how great of a school that Centenary is, but the staff and other students as well. Because Centenary is such a small school everyone literally knows everyone. Professors stay on top of their students more, such as always making sure students understand the material, helping with internship and job opportunities, and just being their for the student. Coming to Centenary is like being apart of a huge family. You are not seen as a number at this university, you are seen as someone that can have a good future after graduating.
As a student I found that the school was very basic in its structure. But it also had a goal to make the students feel at home and that was evident with the small classroom settings. This gave me the chance to relate more with the professors and not feel like a number in a large crowd. My academic experience is fairly simlar to my high school, only more advance in terms of how it was taught and the subjects main objectives. Overall its not easy academically and the social is tamed to an extent in order to maintain control of the student.
The town it resides in is small and comfortable, which is why the campus may have a laid back feel to it. Personally I like going to this college, still there is not much in variety on campus.