#9 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

Centenary University

Hackettstown, New Jersey

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Centenary University overview
Location Hackettstown, New Jersey
Online centenaryuniversity.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Centenary University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Centenary University, nestled in the suburban town of Hackettstown, New Jersey, offers a picturesque northeast American campus approximately 50 miles west of New York City. It is a private institution that traces its origins back to 1867. Ranked as having a moderately selective admissions process, Centenary University provides a variety of undergraduate programs with notable emphasis on business, health sciences, and natural sciences. The campus features a mix of historic and contemporary architecture with residential facilities for students opting to live on campus. While the college sustains a broad array of academic offerings, it is particularly recognized for its Equine Studies programs and its contributions to equestrian sports.

In the most recent statistical year 1,346 prospective students applied, and 1,314 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 235 enrolled in the school.  1,052 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 499 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $33,550 plus fees of $948. Centenary University is ranked 611 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Centenary University is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 990/1170
ACT 15/22
Estimated GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Centenary University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$948
Room and Board $11,788
Budget for Other Expenses$3,960
Total One Year Cost$51,146

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Centenary University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Psychology 6%

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