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Centenary College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1825
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 903
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

PO Box 41188
Shreveport, LA 71134-1188

Website

http://www.centenary.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@centenary.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tim Crowley
Admissions office telephone: (800) 234-4448
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: January 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: January 15
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 15

*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 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: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 78%
Early-action acceptance rate: 64%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 1,069
Total acceptances: 696
Total freshman enrollment: 240
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 66%
Male applicants: 416
Male acceptances: 279
Male freshman enrollment: 105
 
Female applicants: 653
Female acceptances: 417
Female freshman enrollment: 135
Out-of-state freshmen: 45%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 91%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 49%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 620
Math: 510 – 620
Combined: 1010 – 1240

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.9% 3.4%
600-699 33.9% 30.5%
500-599 39.0% 43.2%
400-499 17.8% 22.1%
300-399 3.4% 0.8%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 81%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 30
Math: 21 – 26
Composite: 22 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.9% 26.4% 5.2%
24-29 55.4% 43.1% 50.8%
18-23 30.1% 26.4% 32.1%
12-17 1.6% 3.6% 11.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.5% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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