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Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, swears by the Centre Commitment: all students will study abroad, have a research opportunity or internship, and graduate within four years, or else they’re given an additional year at the college tuition-free. At this liberal arts school, about a quarter of students double-major, choosing from more than fifty majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. The school prides itself on “community-based learning initiatives through various service groups” and partnerships with community organizations, and there are “ample internship and career opportunities” as well as “a high level of student engagement in professor research.” There is also the unique CentreTerm, which is a three-week period in January during which students can take classes abroad, complete internships or research, or take immersive courses that go beyond traditional lectures in order to expand one’s knowledge and “engage in new and interesting, and often more applicable, curriculum.”

“There is no greater support here than from the professors,” who have an “intentionality in getting to know and teach students.” They “make it really easy to get excited about learning” because “they really aren’t here in Danville for any reason other than they love to teach and are incredibly good at it.” Most of the faculty “maintain a difficult class curriculum and work load” but “are usually clear about what they are expecting from their students” and “offer office hours far beyond the required amount.” The “academics here are unparalleled,” and while Centre “is a hard school … it is not competitive among students.” As one student sums it up: “Your friends and classmates are there to support you.”

Student Body

“A lot of students come from Kentucky,” and with more than 90 percent of the “very studious and mostly friendly” Centre students receiving some form of financial aid, this group comes from “diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.” There is “a mindset of open communication and discussion which is facilitated in friend groups,” which “makes the learning environment very collaborative.” And since most students study abroad, “we also gain a diversity of perspectives from our experiences around the world.” The Centre community—both on campus and through the alumni network—“is second to none,” and since students run into each other all the time, these “frequent, often accidental, interactions strengthen the community atmosphere of Centre.”

Campus Life

At Centre, 98 percent of students live on campus, so most “have some level of face recognition if not name recognition with each other.” Students “are passionate about things they do,” and during the week, “people are busy with homework, meetings for clubs/organizations, or sports practice.” Come the weekend, “many people go out or find something fun to do [such as] midnight movies [or] hanging out with friends,” and many “will go out to the fraternity parties or an event organized by the Student Activities Council.” Greek life is a popular option, but “it is also very easy to be involved and have a great group of friends without it.” Students “tend to eat off campus on the weekend,” and will also go “bowling, play games outside, [play] card games, or just hang out in the campus center.”

Overview

Applicants
2,457
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

51%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 705
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
600 - 715
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Action — December 1

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
142
with Terminal Degree
135

77
Men
65
Women
12
Minority
6
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemical Physics.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.


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

Notable Faculty


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

Mark Nunnelly
Executive Director, State of Massachusetts IT

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$48,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$88,200

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$50,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$97,700

Percent High Job Meaning
52%

Percent STEM
17%


Students Say

The Center for Career & Professional Development at Centre promises students that its staff “are here to help you apply for internships, jobs and graduate school, as well as explore your career options and interests.” From the career center's website, students can watch tutorial videos from CareerSpots.com, which provides “a series of short videos on career related topics such as networking, interviewing, job fairs, etiquette, and more.” One Computer Science major raved that Centre “guarantees an internship” or research experience, and other students praise the professors' helpfulness in tracking down and applying for internships. After graduating, a Biology major noted that the “alumni network is HUGE, and really helpful once you leave Centre.” Popular majors for Centre students include economics and finance, philosophy, and history with popular post-Centre fields like financial services, education, and health/medicine.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 31

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,341

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,942

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,600

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,313

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$34,441

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,700
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

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,480
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,433
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

4.76%
Asian
5.32%
African-American
6.51%
Hispanic
72.36%
Caucasian
1.19%
Unknown
6.44%
International

51% female
49% male
43% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Village

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
70
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
5

36% join a fraternity
40% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

56% participate in intramural sports
40% 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
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Kentucky

Sustainability

79/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple Computer

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
Glass-blowing studio
21 campus buildings on National Historic 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: 10 am and 2 pm 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 Centre. 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 Hampton Inn & Suites or the new Holiday Inn Express. 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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