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A private liberal arts school in Shreveport, Centenary College prides itself on fostering "global engagement" within students. Indeed, the school provides some "one of kind...opportunities [for undergrads] to immerse [themselves] in other cultures, both locally and internationally." As one excited student explains, "Their support for student travel through mission work and study abroad was a huge reason I chose to make my home here." Additionally, Centenary undergrads highlight the social sciences department which "offers really great student-faculty research collaboration and independent research opportunities." They are also quick to mention the "rigorous" biology department which boasts a "90 percent acceptance rate into medical school." Undergrads find that their professors at Centenary are "highly engaged" and "really nice." Their instructors strive "to connect" with students and to craft "assignments geared towards something we would understand or help us to understand the changing world." Undergrads here truly feel that their instructors are "invested in [their] education and success." As proof, one thrilled Centenary student reports that many professors "give out their cell phone numbers, eat at the cafeteria, and some even hold events for their students at their homes." And another satisfied student gushes, "[The professors] are one of my favorite parts of going to school here."

Student Body

Students at Centenary love that their peers "are all incredibly accepting." As they stroll through campus, students realize that "there's no pressure from others to act or present yourself in a certain way." And though the school is comprised of "predominately white middle-upper class" students, undergrads do mention that "for such a small, Southern school, there is actually a fair amount of racial, gender, and sexual diversity." Similarly, even though Centenary is located in a "traditionally conservative state," students assert that their classmates are "very open and progressively minded." They also continually prove themselves to be "very nice and hardworking." This helps to explain why the student body is so "tight knit." As one student exclaims, "Everyone knows everyone, and it's impossible to go on campus without seeing someone that you [are friendly with]." A fellow undergrad agrees, "You can always find someone who is there for you when you need someone to talk to. Since we are small we are also close to each other. We care for each other and make sure you are at your best." And a third classmate happily sums up, "Everyone makes this place feel like home. I'm from Texas, and everyone here gives me this homey Creole feeling."

Campus Life

It's quite easy to lead an active and fulfilled life at Centenary College. To begin with, "the Centenary Activities Board hosts events quite often to provide students with opportunities to get together and have fun." We're told that "karaoke night is very popular." Certainly, "there are a variety of clubs and organizations to get involved with," as well. For example, one student boasts that he's personally involved in "Student Government, the Christian Leadership Center, and I work on campus." Additionally, Greek life is strong here, and events are [thrown] regular[ly]." The many productions put on by the theater department are also well attended. "Students [like going] to the Robinson Film Center where we get in for free due to their partnership with the Centenary Film Society." The college also seems to attract a large number of athletes. Hence, "sports are a very big part of campus life." Finally, undergrads periodically head off-campus to "go out to eat, or go on trips and retreats with our [student] organizations." However, students do note that "other than that, we don't leave campus much; there's really no need. Everyone is so interlocked and connected, we're always hanging out with each other."

Overview

Applicants
747
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 610

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
89
with Terminal Degree

49
Men
40
Women
6
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Hal Sutton
PGA Golfer

Robert Parish
Former NBA Player

Keith Stegall
Nashville Music Executive

Dr. Diana Ammons
Vision Researcher

Dr. Leonard Riggs
Physician

Dr. Michael Mann
Physician

Joby Ogwyn
Youngest American to climb Everest

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,356

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,136

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,430

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,770

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,010

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,900
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,950

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,150
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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
523
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

1.15%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
3.27%
Asian
34.81%
African-American
6.15%
Hispanic
47.69%
Caucasian
1.54%
International

56% female
44% male
42% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
77%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
58
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Gentlemen)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Ladies)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.centenary.edu/life/outreach

Sustainability


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
97

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
30

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

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
Nora Fradin
Receptionist and Guest Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA 71104

Phone
800-234-4448

Email
admission@centenary.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Meadows Museum of Art
Dr. Ed Leuck Louisiana Academic Arboretum
Shehee Baseball Stadium
Anderson Choral Building
Gold Dome Multisport and Entertainment Complex
Peavy Climbing Tower Crumley Gardens Feazel Instrumental Hall Fitness Center Jones-Rice Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Robinson Film Center
Biomedical Research Facilities
Independence Stadium
Moonbot Studios
Red River Entertainment District
Red River Chimp Haven Blade Studios Artspace The Strand Theater

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and weekends by appointment
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F; 9AM - 12Noon by appointmen
800-234-4448

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: hourly, 9am-3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
hourly 9am-4pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@centenary.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not during exam periods

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Air, buses, taxis with closest airport being about 10 miles from campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
Exit I-49 South and exit on Kings Highway. Turn left on Kings Highway. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right. From I-20 East or West, exit I-49 South. Exit Kings Highway and turn left. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right. From I-49 North, exit Kings Highway and turn right. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right.


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