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Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sue Cerwinske
Visit Coordinator

Address
812 University
Box 5100
Pella, IA 50219

Phone
641-628-7616

Email
admission@central.edu

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 1400 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.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Select Saturdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@central.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Offered Sun.-Thurs. and must be at least a high school senior and admitted

Transportation

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
Pella has a variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Admissions

Applicants: 3,071
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Average HS GPA: 3.56







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