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Centenary College
Hackettstown, NJ
Centenary College 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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,518
   Women 942 (62.1%)
   Men 576 (37.9%)
Graduate Students 685
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 88% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 15-21 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 $47,716
  Tuition and Fees $32,098
  Room and Board $10,946
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $22,333
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 79
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
Hackettstown Population 9,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cyclones
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
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%