Students Say

Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, and writing papers.” An international studies student comments, “I find myself working harder than I ever thought possible…I feel so accomplished at the end of each semester.” Students are taught by “extremely passionate and dedicated professors.” Teachers are “kind, supportive, caring, and are always available for help outside the classroom,” and they make “an effort to work one-on-one with you if necessary.”

Overview

Applicants
2,494
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.71

GPA Breakdown

54%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 660
SAT Math
560 - 680
ACT Composite
26 - 31

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Early Decision II
January 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Centre College offers “a genuine, personal, practical education in all areas of life.” Its “small classes” are focused and challenging, “and students definitely spend a lot of time studying, reading, and writing papers.” An international studies student comments, “I find myself working harder than I ever thought possible…I feel so accomplished at the end of each semester.” Students are taught by “extremely passionate and dedicated professors.” Teachers are “kind, supportive, caring, and are always available for help outside the classroom,” and they make “an effort to work one-on-one with you if necessary.” One of Centre’s goals is “preparing students to be actively engaged global citizens,” and there’s “a big movement on getting out of the classroom with the community-based learning.” “If a professor doesn’t require that kind of learning,” a student explains, “then they almost always will still make connections outside the classroom whether to real life or to other classes.” Centre has an impressively strong study abroad program, and about 85 percent of their students take advantage of it. One student says, “You are guaranteed the chance to have an internship and study abroad.” Students love this combination of global, local, and personal learning. One proudly says that Centre “looks toward the future…of our world and the need for students to be prepared for it…Centre has and will continue to prepare me for what comes next in my journey.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10.27:1
Total Faculty
146
with Terminal Degree
130

83
Men
63
Women
11
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
98%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Cabell Breckinridge
United States V.P. under President Buchanan

Adlai Stevenson
United States V.P. under President Cleveland

James Evans
Retired Chairman of the Board of Union Pacific

Isaac Tigrett
Founder of Hard Rock Cafe and House of Blues

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
85
Application Deadlines
Jan 31
Notification Date
Mar 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Bottom Line

Centre’s small but capable student body reflects solid academic preparation from high school. If you’re ranked in the top quarter of your graduating class and have taken challenging courses throughout high school, you should have no difficulties with the admissions process. Tuition, room, board, books, and supplies will come to $47,800 at Centre College. However, since Centre meets on average 83 percent of student need, an education of the caliber provided by the school is still within reach for most applicants. The average need-based financial aid package is substantial, at around $27,500. Centre College provided one undergraduate with a “good financial aid package and made it possible for a student with little financial means to study abroad.” Upon graduation, student loan debt is a very reasonable $25,269.

Bang For Your Buck

Centre offers a multitude of advantages, such as a recognized academic reputation, a plethora of majors to choose from, and exposure to internationally known artists and scholars; benefits like these produce extraordinary success. For example, entrance to top graduate and professional schools; the most prestigious postgraduate scholarships (Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater); interesting, rewarding jobs (ninetyseven percent of graduates are either employed or engaged in advance study within ten months of graduation). Centre has an impressively strong study abroad program, and about eighty-five percent of their students take advantage; it “allows every student the chance to study abroad, regardless of major or financial situation,” reports one student. Another undergrad states proudly that Centre “looks toward the future...of our world and the need for students to be prepared for it.” Just about everyone gets a job or accepted into some sort of graduate school after graduation. “They took a chance by letting me attend. I had a below average ACT score than the college accepted. They offered me a great scholarship that allowed attending their school financially feasible. I honor their decision by doing my best, which has led me not only to good grades but also a life changing experience.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,338

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,491

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,485

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,994

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,092

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,100
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Centre College’s small student body and rural setting lend it a “welcoming atmosphere” and help create a “close-knit community.” Students are “kind, respectful, and friendly to peers, professors, and administrators alike.” Students are “hyper-involved,” either in athletics, Greek life, the many “clubs and organizations,” or all three. Students may “work hard all week,” but they still find time to “attend club meetings, support their friends in sporting events, relax in the campus center…attend sorority/fraternity activities, and attend events.” The stereotype of the Centre student is one who is “white,” “Southern,” and “middleor upper-class,” but many insist that Centre’s student body has “changed dramatically.” One student says, “I believe that Centre has lived up to its mission of improving racial diversity on campus.” They add, “The number of African American, international, and Hispanic students has increased dramatically.” Students admit, “Centre is quite cliquish,” but say, “People always find their own place.” One student explains, “During the week people tend to stick to their groups,” but “barriers break down on weekends.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,387
Out of State
44%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

3.54%
Asian
4.92%
African-American
2.61%
Hispanic
84.86%
Caucasian
6.61%
International

52% female
48% male
44% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Centre College has an active campus life. Fraternities and sororities have a big presence and host a lot of parties. One student says, “There are a lot of students who are involved in Greek life, but there are a fair amount who are not involved in any way.” Another adds, “There has been a significant development in alternative organizations, such as the Art House for drama, music, and art majors.” There’s also the “philanthropic coed fraternity Alpha Phi Omega,” which “provides a very different, positive experience for…students who prefer to focus on service and forming strong friendships rather than partying.” The Student Activities Council also organizes a lot of events, including “midnight movies.” The small, picturesque town of Danville is “very much a college town.” “New restaurants and bars have been opening, which is making Danville a little more exciting,” but students admit that overall “there isn’t much to do off campus.” However, “there is so much going on at campus” that students “don’t ever want to leave.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
98%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
91
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
67

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
81
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

40% join a fraternity
41% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

58% participate in intramural sports
42% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Colonels)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Colonels)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky

Sustainability

Green Rating
67

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
19

Average Number of PC's per Lab
14

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
92%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple Computer

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jamie Prewitt
Visiting Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
600 West Walnut
Danville, KY 40422

Phone
8004236236

Email
admission@centre.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Norton Center for the Arts
College Centre, athletic and library
The Campus Center, student center
Young Hall, science facility
21 campus buildings on National Register

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Historic Shaker Village
Civil War Battle Field
Keeneland Racetrack (30 miles away in Le
Danville Shopping District
Historic Downtown Danville

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturdays September-Ma
8:30am-5pm and 9am-noon
8004236236

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 2:45p.m. daily; other times by appointment
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Sept-May Saturdays 10 a.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@centre.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sun-Thurs only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bluegrass Airport near Lexington is 40 miles from campus. The college provides transportation from the airport. Call the admissions office a week in advance to make arrangements.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the southwest, take I-65 N. to the Cumberland Pkwy. (Exit 43); take the Pkwy. east to US 127 N., which takes you to Danville. From the north, take I-75 S. exit to Kentucky Rte. 922 and follow signs to the Bluegrass Pkwy. W. Take the Pkwy. west to U.S. 127 S. Follow U.S. 127 S. to Danville. From the southeast, take I-75 N. to Exit 59. Take U.S. 150 N.W. (initially it is U.S. 25) to U.S. 127 N., which takes you into Danville.

Local Accommodations
There are several charming bed-and-breakfasts operating in the historic homes that line Danville's older streets. The best way to inquire about rooms in these homes is to call the Campus Visit Coordinator through the admissions office. We recommend a beautifully restored pre-Civil War home, the Twin Hollies (406 Maple Ave.; 859-236-8954), a short one-and-a-half blocks from campus, and the Elmwood Inn (205 E. 4th St., Perryville; 859-332-2400) on the banks of the Chaplin River, 10 minutes from Center. The Elmwood, an 1842 Greek Revival house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has 2 rooms, and the moderate price includes a full breakfast with homemade muffins. Less expensive accommodations can be found within 5 miles of the school at the Days Inn (U.S. Rte. 127; 859-236-8600), or the Super 8 Motel (U.S. Rte. 150; 859-236-8881). The Bright Leaf Resort and Motel (U.S. Rte. 127 S., 1742 Danville Rd., Harrodsburg; 859-734-5481), about 5 miles from campus, is an inexpensive resort-type facility with a health club, outdoor pool, fishing lakes, and golf course. Special golf packages are available.
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Key Stats

2,494
Applicants
1,387
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate
1220
SAT Scores

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