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 StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Centenary College and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in New Jersey for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 944 out of 1,085 applicants were admitted making Centenary College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Only 22% 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 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Centenary College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Centenary College typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in New Jersey for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Centenary College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >92%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 87%-92%
970 to 1070 Avg - 80%-87%
870 to 970 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 870 Low <70%
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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 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Centenary College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in New Jersey for highest average ACT composite score. 23 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
24 and Above Good >93%
21 to 24 Avg + 87%-93%
19 to 21 Avg - 81%-87%
17 to 19 Reach 74%-81%
Less than 17 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Centenary College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Centenary College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 691 394 1,085
Accepted 607 337 944
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 135 72 208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 21% 22%

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.