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Centenary College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,915, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Centenary College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $29,630 (2012-13).
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Centenary College is a community of
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
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 87.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||87.7%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Centenary College is 19:1, and the school has 65.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Centenary College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.
Centenary College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,915, with a gender distribution of 37.9 percent male students and 62.1 percent female students. At this school, 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Centenary College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Centenary College, 76.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,942.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,630 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,116 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data