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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    D+
  12. Safety
    B+
Centenary University is a private, Christian university located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,058 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Centenary University acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Equine Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Centenary University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference

Centenary University Rankings

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

Centenary Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,257/ 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
$24,473/ 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
13:1
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.17 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,058Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
208
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Busy
    44%
  • Dedicated
    25%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Uneducated
    13%
  • Unique
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.23 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • The main goal is helping students succeed.
    62%
  • Family
    23%
  • Incompetent
    8%
  • Peaceful
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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Currently, some of my classes are online. The professors have stated that they're new to it but they understand alot of mechanics with their current applications being Zoom and Microsoft teams. They aren't your ordinary professor who can't mute that one annoying microphone or doesn't know how to share screens. These professors at Centenary College know how the functionality of the software works and they make it a very minimal-distraction zone as opposed to other schools that their professors don't know how to maximize software functionality.
We also do groupwork during class ONLINE! This is insane but the professors managed to create tiny groups for students for when we have group-based discussions in class just like in a in-person lecture/classroom.
Professors may give some work leeway to students because they understand that not everyone's internet might be the best and not everyone knows how to use the programs. But, the college offers assistance to help you out too.
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Centenary College in New Jersey has been excellent to me so far. The professors are nice and are quick to respond to any questions you may have, the classrooms are small to have more interaction between other students and professors, and their support team is amazing as well! The support team are always quick to respond and can help you with any issue and it doesn't take long for them fix your problem.
As for the coursework, Centenary teaches you work that will be applicable for when you get a job! For instance, I'm an Education - Social Studies major so my Major's courses consist of EDU classes. And what they've thought me in my first year of transferring is what makes a good teacher, lesson planning, and mentoring younger students to gain some teaching experience as well. These are all I can list from the top of my head since I've just started this college but everything has been great.
The campus looks amazing too! You have to check it out for yourself.
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!