Centenary College of Louisiana

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PO Box 41188

Shreveport, LA 71134-1188

Phone: (318) 869-5011
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#167 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Centenary College of Louisiana is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 698, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 68 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Centenary College of Louisiana's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 167. Its tuition and fees are $30,740 (2013-14).

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

Founded in 1825, Centenary College of Louisiana is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. A member of the Associated Colleges of the South, Centenary is a selective, private, residential institution. Consistent with its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, the College encourages a lifelong dedication not only to learning but also to serving others.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Centenary College of Louisiana, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1, and the early action deadline is December 15. The application fee at Centenary College of Louisiana is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Centenary College of Louisiana is 9:1, and the school has 74.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Centenary College of Louisiana include: Business Administration and Management, General; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Psychology, General; and Sociology.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 43%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 14%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 12%
Psychology, General 9%
Sociology 8%

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Student Life

Centenary College of Louisiana has a total undergraduate enrollment of 698, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 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 of Louisiana is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 776
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Centenary College of Louisiana offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Centenary College of Louisiana 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 of Louisiana, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Centenary College of Louisiana.

Students who have cars on campus 30%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Centenary College of Louisiana, 57.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $25,230.

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Tuition and fees $30,740 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,620 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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