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Centre College Admission Requirements

Danville, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into Centre College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76.4%
Admission Difficulty for Centre College
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery 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.

Centre College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1260

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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Centre College admission chances by SAT score
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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Centre College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Centre College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Centre College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Centre College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Centre College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.73*
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Centre College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 54% Good
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.

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High School Class Rank

52% of Centre College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

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 81%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Centre College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,115 1,096 2,211
Accepted 903 787 1,690
Acceptance Rate 81% 72% 76%
Enrolled 172 183 355
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Centre College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
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

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

FAQs

Does Centre College prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Centre College. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Centre College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Centre College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Centre College?

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.