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Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA
Centenary, founded in 1825, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 68-acre campus is located two miles from downtown Shreveport, in northwest Louisiana. Campus architecture is primarily Georgian style.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 481
   Women 273 (56.8%)
   Men 208 (43.2%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 886 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.52
SAT Math 470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $52,000
  Tuition and Fees $35,430
  Room and Board $12,980
Average Percent of Need Met 60%
Average Freshman Award $22,432
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 57
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 40% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Shreveport Population 200,327
Nearest Metropolitan Area Shreveport
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 77% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Centenary Gentlemen (Gents), Centenary Ladies
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.0% Asian
16.3% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.6% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 2.1%
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 46.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported