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Centre College Admission Requirements

Danville, Kentucky

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Your chances of getting into Centre College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Centre College
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Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Centre College is 68%.  Its admission rate is the 10th lowest in Kentucky.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Centre College and can you get accepted?

Centre College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,745 out of the 2,567 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 15 percent on standardized admission tests. Centre College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.62. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class or better. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Centre College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.62 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1350 on the SAT
  • Score 30 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 10% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Centre College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 6% of students submitted SAT scores and 55% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

Centre College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 605
Math 25th Percentile 630
Composite 25th Percentile 1235
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 695
Math 75th Percentile 770
Composite 75th Percentile 1465
Average SAT Score 1350

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Centre College?

Centre College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Centre College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1235-1465 and the average score is 1350.  Centre College ranks #1 in the state of Kentucky and #114 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

You should target scoring 1350 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Centre College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1235 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1235, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with SAT's as low as 1120, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1350 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1350, you have around a 68% chance of being admitted. A 1465 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 80% chance of getting in.

Centre College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1465 and Above Good >80%
1350 to 1465 Avg + 68%-80%
1235 to 1350 Avg - 53%-68%
1120 to 1235 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 1120 Low <37%
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Centre College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Centre College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 27
Math 25th Percentile 25
Composite 25th Percentile 27
ACT Scores for Centre College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 35
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Centre College?

You are not required to submit ACT scores with your application as Centre College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

The average ACT score for admitted students to Centre College is 30, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 27 and 33.  The school ranks #1 in Kentucky and #106 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 30. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 27 and score in the score in the top 15 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 24.

55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Centre College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Centre College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 30 score has around 68% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 80% with a 33 ACT score.

Centre College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >80%
30 to 33 Avg + 68%-80%
27 to 30 Avg - 53%-68%
24 to 27 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 24 Low <37%
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Centre College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Centre College?

The GPA requirements for getting into Centre College are to have around a 3.62 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Centre College is 3.62 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve this GPA, you need to earn B+ letter grades and score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.

 The school ranks #5 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Centre College accepts 68% of students who apply.

Since Centre College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

52% of Centre College freshman are in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. To be competitive, you need to graduate at the top of your class to meet the admission criteria.

High School Class Rank for admitted Centre College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 52%
Top 25% of class 80%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Centre College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,233 1,314 2,567
Accepted 966 779 1,745
Acceptance Rate 78% 59% 68%
Enrolled 201 176 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Centre College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Centre College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Centre College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Centre College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Centre College often consider these colleges

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


Does Centre College prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Centre College. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Centre College?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Centre College. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Centre College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1235 and 1465. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Centre College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 33. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.