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Central College

Pella, IA
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

812 University Street

Pella, IA 50219-1999

United States

Phone: 641-628-5286

Fax: 641-628-5983


Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Sue Cerwinske
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:812 University
Box 5100
Pella, IA 50219
Admissions Office Phone:(641) 628-7616
Admissions Office Fax:641-628-5983
Admissions Office Email:admission@central.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Geisler Cafe
Kuyper Athletic Complex
Maytag Student Activity Center
Schipper Fitness Center
Central Market Cafeteria
Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics. Central is a recognized leader in study abroad as a result of its international, residential programs. Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a thriving community of 10,000 two minutes from the state’s largest lake and 40 minutes southwest of Des Moines. Please visit the college website at www.central.edu.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Smokey Row Coffee House
Jaarsma Bakery
Lake Red Rock
Historic downtown Pella
Pella Cinema Movie Theatre
Annual Tulip Time Festival filled with parades, costumes, flowers, street scrubbing, Dutch dancing, crafts, food, music and more.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Select Saturdays
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@central.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Average Length of Interview:30 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Email Address to Sign-Up:admission@central.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admission@central.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admission@central.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:1 week
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Offered Sun.-Thurs. and must be at least a high school senior and admitted

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
Shuttle/bus service offered for college breaks and at the start/end of each semester.
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From DesMoines, take IA-Hwy 163 east approximately 35 miles.
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Pella has a variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Accommodations are available in DesMoines (approximately 35-45 minutes from Pella).

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
  • 812 University
    Box 5100
    Pella, IA 50219
    Phone: (641) 628-7616
    Fax: 641-628-5983
    Email: admission@central.edu
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  • Campus Tours:
  • On Campus Interviews:
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
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