Centre College

600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422-1394
Tel: (859)238-5200
Private not-for-profit | 1,344 students
Founded in 1819, Centre is a U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college (Kentucky's highest nationally ranked institution). Centre's promise to its students is "personal education, extraordinary success." The College delivers on this pledge with one-to-one from day one career preparation; small classes taught exclusively by challenging, dedicated professors; and an all-learning, all-the-time campus environment that provides abundant opportunities for social interaction and leadership development. Our alumni validate the extraordinary success of this approach: They lead the nation in annual financial support percentage over the last two decades.

School Overview:

Centre College
CountyBoyle County, KY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
117 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,344 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,343 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
3%3%
% Black
5%6%
% White
91%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$35,000$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$35,000$24,744
 
Tuition$39,000
Tuition NotesComprehensive Fee
Percent Admitted68%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)560-690450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)580-700460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)560-670440-570
ACT English (25-75%)26-3319-25
ACT Math (25-75%)28-3018-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-96-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)26-3120-25

School Notes:

  • Centre’s beautiful campus includes 65 buildings on 150 acres. A multi-million-dollar academic/athletic complex expansion— The College Centre—opened in 2005, and a new, state-of-the-art residence hall will be dedicated in 2009. We have residential programs in England, France, and Mexico, plus exchange programs in England, Northern Ireland, and Japan, all for about the same cost as study in Danville.
  • A top-50 national liberal arts college, Centre is recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and The Fiske Guide to Colleges, among many others, as one of America's best educational bargains.
  • Centre is a total experience that enhances great teaching with a diverse array of out-of-class activities (including leadership opportunities, service projects, guest lectures, athletics, arts groups, clubs, and societies) that add enormously to your education.
  • Internationally known artists (Mikhail Baryshnikov, Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson) perform at our world-class Norton Center for the Arts. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor gave our commencement address in 2004. In 2000 we held the only Vice Presidential Debate of the year between now-Vice President Dick Cheney and his Democratic opponent, Sen. Joe Lieberman. Our students regularly win the nation's most prestigious awards for undergraduates (Goldwater, Truman) and post-graduates (Rhodes, Rotary, Fulbright).
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