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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
600 W. Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422
Website
From Centre College

Whether it’s meeting a professor for coffee and conversation, studying in China with our nationally acclaimed study abroad program, or interning at a law firm, Centre nurtures transformative relationships and prepares you to be part of the global community.

We offer top academics, nationally acclaimed study abroad options, campus life filled with a variety of social and leadership opportunities, and a nearly 200-year record of achievement.

As one of America’s leading liberal arts colleges, our core is academic excellence. Faculty take a keen interest in the academic and personal growth of their students. Centre professors will support your scholastic and social endeavors, bring you into their research, and take pride in your progress.

Centre has been named a top value among liberal arts colleges, and we are committed to making our education affordable for students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

Centre College Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1080-1340
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,519/ 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
    $16,359/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,629/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,807/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,912/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,690/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,428Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    36%
  • Dedicated
    29%
  • Engaged
    21%
  • Greek
    7%
  • Racist
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.28 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Do your best. Be your best. No regrets.
    31%
  • Personal education, Extraordinary success
    31%
  • "work hard, play hard"
    23%
  • Intoxicated Environment
    8%
  • Intriguing
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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Graduation in four years,a study abroad, an internship or research opportunity .Average of 97 percent of students employed or pursuing advanced study within a year of graduation. 85 percent study abroad, 87 percent participate in an internship and or undergraduate research. Since 2001, its all been part of what they call the centre commitment. Students at centre collge aim to make a meaningful impact for good and they do so in high numbers in an increasingly global way. They have an awesome art exhibit and theatrical way of life! Junior, senior housing are large and inviting .They have wonderful variety of food favorites. Close community and health care on campus. A commitment, guaranteed.
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Centre College, being a small campus, offers a friendly atmosphere and personal connections with other students and professors. The classes are challenging, but you will find more than enough resources and support to ensure your success. Centre also offers a myriad of extracurricular and service opportunities, and if something doesn't fit your interest, pursuing your own ideas is highly encouraged!
Centre is one of the best small colleges in the South. It is reknowned for the study abroad program which is boasted as the #1 study abroad program amidst colleges in the United States. The professors are driven to give every student individual attention and would love to give assistance on any issue. Relationships with teachers transcend much more than just the classroom, and they can become valuable mentors and friends as one makes their journey through Centre. Food is mediocre and the local area is a nice quiet town but there isn't much to see other than that. Regardless, Centre is a great place to study, make connections, and to solidify your career in.