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Danville, Kentucky

Centre College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Centre College

Centre College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.1%
Admission Difficulty for Centre College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1190-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
19%
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1310

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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 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Centre College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Centre College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
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 27
ACT Scores for Centre College
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.

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 + 73%-84%
27 to 29 Avg - 64%-73%
25 to 27 Reach 54%-64%
Less than 25 Low <54%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

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Admission Statistics

Centre College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,246 1,211 2,457
Accepted 971 824 1,795
Acceptance Rate 78% 68% 73%
Enrolled 181 177 358
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Centre College and what considerations affect 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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.