Centre College

Danville, KY

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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.

Website: www.centre.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,450
Undergraduate
Students
(51.1%) 741 Women
(48.9%) 709 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 2,454 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
580-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,410
Tuition and Fees
$41,700
Room and Board
$10,480
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$34,441
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,917
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
129
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
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Campus Life

Danville Population
16,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Colonel
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
36% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.0% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
7.1% from 17 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
97%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
36.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
600 West Walnut Street
City, State, Zip
Danville, KY 40422-1394
Phone
(859) 238-5350
Fax
(859) 238-5456
E-mail
admission@centre.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

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
1 required for all freshmen
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
76% of 2,454 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 1,294 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
413 (22%) of 1,873 admitted students enrolled
Women
205 (20%) of 1,009 admitted students enrolled
Men
208 (24%) of 864 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
76% of 88 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
86% of 1423 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
107
Students Accepting Wait List Position
19
Students Admitted From Wait List
4

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.63
3.75 and Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
54%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
45%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
8%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 64%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,410
Tuition and Fees
$41,700
Room and Board
$10,480
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$1,730
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 January 31
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 19
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001961
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
348 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
260 (74.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
260 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
95 (36.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$34,441
Need-Based Gift
Received by 260 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,901
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 151 (58.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,523
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
135 (33.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,084

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,051 (72.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
844 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
844 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
268 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$33,516
Need-Based Gift
Received by 844 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,467
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 549 (65.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,275
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
538 (37.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,457

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,917
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Foreign Languages
Number of Awards
1,256
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
79
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
30
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students
Number of Awards
253
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,499
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
129
Part-Time Faculty
8
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
92%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 18% 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
293,498
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
425
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
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
16,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
160 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
130 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati, Ohio

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
2%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
Colonel
School Colors
Gold and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Baseball     x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Baseball    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Baseball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, centre action reaches everyone, student activities council, christian fellowship group, diversity student union
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
36% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,450
Women
741 (51.1%)
Men
709 (48.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,449
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.0% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
7.1% from 17 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
97%
Average Starting Salary
97%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
36.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 1%
Law 15%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 11%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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