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Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

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Centre College overview
Location Danville, Kentucky
Online centre.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Centre College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Centre College, a private liberal arts institution in Danville, Kentucky, offers a picturesque campus characterized by its classic architecture and a suburban setting amid the historic charm of the region. Founded in 1819, Centre College is recognized for its commitment to personalized education. The college provides a comprehensive academic environment with a variety of popular majors in fields such as Economics, International Relations, and Environmental Studies. Located approximately 35 miles south of Lexington, Centre affords its students the serenity of a small-town atmosphere with access to a larger urban area. The institution is known for its selective admissions, focusing on a holistic review of each applicant. On-campus living is central to the student experience at Centre, with a range of residence halls fostering a close-knit residential community. Although Centre College is not primarily known for its athletics, it competes in NCAA Division III as the Colonels, with a range of sports programs for student participation.

In the most recent statistical year 2,724 prospective students applied, and 1,712 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 400 enrolled in the school.  1,352 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,070 plus fees of $0. Centre College is ranked 147 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Centre College is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1195/1470
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.62

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Centre College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,300
Budget for Other Expenses$1,900
Total One Year Cost$63,470

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

82% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Centre College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 22%
Foreign Languages 12%
History 12%
Biology 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156408 IPEDS survey data for Centre College.

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