Hackettstown, New Jersey

Centenary College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Centenary College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Centenary College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Centenary College and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,033 out of 1,546 applicants were admitted making Centenary College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Centenary College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Centenary College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Centenary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Centenary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 980

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

Centenary College typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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 admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >78%
980 to 1090 Avg + 67%-78%
870 to 980 Avg - 54%-67%
760 to 870 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 760 Low <41%
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Centenary College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Centenary College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Centenary College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Centenary College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Centenary College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Centenary College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >79%
19 to 22 Avg + 67%-79%
17 to 19 Avg - 57%-67%
15 to 17 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 15 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Centenary College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Centenary College was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in New Jersey for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Centenary College accepts 67% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Centenary College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,029 517 1,546
Accepted 700 333 1,033
Acceptance Rate 68% 64% 67%
Enrolled 138 96 234
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 29% 23%

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Centenary College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183974 IPEDS survey data for Centenary College.

Frequently Asked Questions

81% of students submit their SAT scores to Centenary College. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Centenary College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1090. 81% 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 17 and 22. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.