Centre College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Centre College
How hard is it to get into Centre College and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,795 out of 2,457 applicants were admitted making Centre College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Centre College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Centre College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT19%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1310|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Centre College?
Centre College typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1420 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1305 to 1420||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1190 to 1305||Avg -||61%-73%|
|1075 to 1190||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 1075||Low||<48%|
Centre College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>84%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||73%-84%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||64%-73%|
|25 to 27||Reach||54%-64%|
|Less than 25||Low||<54%|
Avg. High School GPA3.73*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Centre College accepts 73% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||21%||20%|
What are the requirements for admission to Centre College and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
19% of students submit their SAT scores to Centre College. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1420. 19% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.