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Chances of getting into Centre College


Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Centre College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Centre College and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

Centre College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Centre College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Centre College admission chances by SAT score
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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Centre College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Centre College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Centre College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 80%
Top 50% of class 97%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Centre College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,069 1,094 2,163
Accepted 817 742 1,559
Acceptance Rate 76% 68% 72%
Enrolled 177 175 352
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Centre College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Centre College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
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.


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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Centre College?

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.

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.