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Centenary College of Louisiana Admission Requirements

Shreveport, Louisiana

Chances of getting into Centenary College of Louisiana

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.7%
Admission Difficulty for Centenary College of Louisiana
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Centenary College of Louisiana and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Louisiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 533 out of 893 applicants were admitted making Centenary College of Louisiana a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Centenary College of Louisiana typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Centenary College of Louisiana SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
35%
SAT Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Centenary College of Louisiana?

Centenary College of Louisiana typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Louisiana for highest average SAT composite score. 35 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

Centenary College of Louisiana admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >72%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 60%-72%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 47%-60%
965 to 1050 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 965 Low <34%
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Centenary College of Louisiana ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
80%
ACT Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Centenary College of Louisiana
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Centenary College of Louisiana?

Admission data indicates that Centenary College of Louisiana regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Louisiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 80 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Centenary College of Louisiana.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Centenary College of Louisiana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >72%
24 to 27 Avg + 60%-72%
21 to 24 Avg - 47%-60%
18 to 21 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 18 Low <34%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Centenary College of Louisiana. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Centenary College of Louisiana was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Louisiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Centenary College of Louisiana accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Centenary College of Louisiana students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of Centenary College of Louisiana freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Centenary College of Louisiana students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Centenary College of Louisiana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 525 368 893
Accepted 312 221 533
Acceptance Rate 59% 60% 60%
Enrolled 94 75 169
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
16

Applicants have 16 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Centenary College of Louisiana before the Aug 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Centenary College of Louisiana and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Centenary College of Louisiana Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Centenary College of Louisiana
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=158477 IPEDS survey data for Centenary College of Louisiana.

Frequently Asked Questions

35% of students submit their SAT scores to Centenary College of Louisiana. 80% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Centenary College of Louisiana. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1220. 35% 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 21 and 27. 80% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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