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.

Website: www.centenary.edu/

Private
Co-ed
552
Undergraduate
Students
(57.1%) 315 Women
(42.9%) 237 Men
33
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 893 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,750
Tuition and Fees
$37,310
Room and Board
$13,670
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$33,380
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,359
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
55
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Shreveport Population
200,327
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Shreveport
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Centenary Gentlemen (Gents), Centenary Ladies
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
14.3% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
2.7%
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
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
2911 Centenary Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone
(318) 869-5131
Fax
(318) 869-5005
E-mail
admission@centenary.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
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
60% of 893 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 525 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 368 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
193 (36%) of 533 admitted students enrolled
Women
103 (33%) of 312 admitted students enrolled
Men
81 (37%) of 221 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3.54
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

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
$55,750
Tuition and Fees
$37,310
Room and Board
$13,670
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$3,220
Payment Plans
 

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 November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002003
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
164 (97.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
142 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
142 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (24.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$33,380
Need-Based Gift
Received by 141 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,211
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 103 (61.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,663
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 41 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
26 (20.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,479

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
480 (89.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
427 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
427 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
110 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$31,379
Need-Based Gift
Received by 425 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,891
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 297 (67.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,203
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 109 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
108 (21.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,787

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,359
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
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
 
Other 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
643
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
103
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
63
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
95
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,144
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, speech pathology
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
55
Part-Time Faculty
28
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 73% 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
 
Computer Ownership
Students not 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
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Shreveport Population
200,327
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Shreveport
Campus Size
65 acres

Weather

Temperature
34.8 average low in January, 89.7 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Shreveport
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Marshall, Tex.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
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
Centenary Gentlemen (Gents), Centenary Ladies
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Golf x   x  
Gymnastics x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Golf x  
Gymnastics x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Golf x  
Gymnastics    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
lacrosse

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, intramural sports, residence life (centenary activities board), fellowship of christian athletes, christian leadership center, media group
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
552
Women
315 (57.1%)
Men
237 (42.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
539
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
14.3% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.7%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
33

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


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

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