|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Centre College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,690 out of 2,211 applicants were admitted making Centre College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent. Centre College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Centre College?
Centre College typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1380 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1255 to 1380||Avg +||76%-84%|
|1130 to 1255||Avg -||65%-76%|
|1005 to 1130||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 1005||Low||<52%|
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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||30|
|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 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 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>84%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||76%-84%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||65%-76%|
|23 to 26||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 23||Low||<52%|
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 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Centre College accepts 76% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||23%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||5%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.73 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
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||81%|
|Top 50% of class||96%|
|Bottom 50% of class||4%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||23%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Centre College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|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.
76% of those who apply are granted admission to Centre College. Admission competition is 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 1130 and 1380. 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.