Centenary University is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It was founded in 1867 and operated as a women's college throughout much of its history before adopting coeducation in 1988. Its 42-acre campus is located in Hackettstown, approximately 50 miles west of New York City.

Website: www.centenaryuniversity.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,518
Undergraduate
Students
(62.1%) 942 Women
(37.9%) 576 Men
685
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
15-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,442
Tuition and Fees
$32,998
Room and Board
$11,444
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$22,333
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,019
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
82
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 57% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Hackettstown Population
9,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
18.7% Unknown
International Students
2.7%
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
6.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted August 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
400 Jefferson Street
City, State, Zip
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100
Phone
(908) 852-1400 x2217
Fax
(908) 852-3454
E-mail
admissions@centenaryuniversity.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
103 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,442
Tuition and Fees
$32,998
Room and Board
$11,444
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002599
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
266 (84.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
238 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
238 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$22,333
Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,087
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,149
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
55 (17.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,468

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,219 (82.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,094 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,090 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$19,967
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,070 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,457
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 932 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,607
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 79 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
303 (20.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,157

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,019
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
NJ Class loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Other
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
82
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 57% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
49,830
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Hackettstown Population
9,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
105 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hackettstown
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hackettstown

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, first year leaders, student government, enactus, honor societies, fraternities and sororities
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,518
Women
942 (62.1%)
Men
576 (37.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,444
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
18.7% Unknown
International Students.
2.7%
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
685

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
6.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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