#9 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

Centenary University

Hackettstown, New Jersey

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Student Population
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

Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Centenary University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. 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 2023 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 Jul 1, 2023
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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