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Centre College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1819
Affiliation: Presbyterian (U.S.A.)
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,147
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $176,190,123
Admissions Address

600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

Website

http://www.centre.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@centre.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: J. Carey Thompson, Dean of Adm
Admissions office telephone: (859) 238-5350
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.centre.edu/web/admission/howtoapply.html Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 0 3
History 2 0
Academic electives 0 2
Total academic units 13 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 2,092
Total acceptances: 1,254
Total freshman enrollment: 327
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 936
Male acceptances: 531
Male freshman enrollment: 142
 
Female applicants: 1,156
Female acceptances: 723
Female freshman enrollment: 185
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 41%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 130
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 48
Students enrolled from waiting list: 4

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 63%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 88%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 65%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 690
Math: 560 – 670
Combined: 1110 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.0% 14.0%
600-699 37.0% 48.0%
500-599 36.0% 33.0%
400-499 4.0% 5.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 85%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 32
Math: 24 – 28
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 24.0% 41.0% 18.0%
24-29 66.0% 49.0% 65.0%
18-23 10.0% 10.0% 17.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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