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Centre College
Danville, KY
Centre, founded in 1819, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus, containing architecture of the Greek Revival style, is located in Danville, 35 miles from Lexington.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,430
   Women 729 (51.0%)
   Men 701 (49.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 2,595 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Math 630 average
560-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 590 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
26-31 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 $52,850
  Tuition and Fees $39,300
  Room and Board $9,950
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $34,106
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 124
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
Danville Population 16,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Colonel
Sororities 43% of women participate
Fraternities 40% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.0% White
0.6% Unknown
International Students 7.1% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 84.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%