|Admission Standards||Very High|
The acceptance rate at Centre College is 72%. It ranks #9 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Centre College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,559 out of 2,163 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent (SAT 1100/1340 ACT 26/32). 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. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Centre College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.
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. 19% of students submitted SAT scores and 82% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1340|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Centre College?
Centre College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. Centre College ranks #1 in Kentucky and #216 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1340 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1220 to 1340||Avg +||72%-81%|
|1100 to 1220||Avg -||60%-72%|
|980 to 1100||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 980||Low||<47%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Centre College?
Admission data indicates that Centre College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Kentucky and #111 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Centre College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>81%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||72%-81%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||60%-72%|
|23 to 26||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 23||Low||<47%|
What GPA do you need to get into Centre College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Centre College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Centre College was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. 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 72% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
52% of Centre College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||52%|
|Top 25% of class||80%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||24%||23%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Centre College is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Centre College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156408 IPEDS survey data for Centre College.
19% of students submit their SAT scores to Centre College. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to Centre College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1340. 19% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.