Centenary College

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400 Jefferson Street

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Phone: (908) 852-1400
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (North)

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Centenary College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,891, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Centenary College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $30,540 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Centenary College is a community of
learners distinguished by a diverse
student body, a dedicated faculty
and staff, and stimulating educational
opportunities. Centenary College is
committed to a quality liberal arts
and career studies education with a
substantial international dimension
to engage students in learning and
prepare them for satisfying careers,
successful lives, community service
and lifelong intellectual pursuits. As
the primary educational and cultural
resource for northwest New Jersey,
Centenary offers a range of undergraduate,
graduate and professional
programs as well as non-degree
courses for professional and personal

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $2,828,897


When applying to Centenary College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Centenary College is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.2%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Centenary College is 18:1, and the school has 66.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Centenary College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Psychology; and Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8%
Psychology 8%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Centenary College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,891, with a gender distribution of 39.8 percent male students and 60.2 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus. Centenary College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,576
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Centenary College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Centenary College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Centenary College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Centenary College.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Centenary College, 75.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,105.

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Tuition and fees $30,540 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,320 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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