Location
Danville, KY
Undergrads
1,343
Tuition
$35,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Transportation: We have the shuttle service, but only one person runs it so it ins't as robust as it could be.

2 College Senior

Parking: There is absolutely not enough parking on north side. By JVAC there's plenty, but we gotta get more behind Pearl.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a few classic places, like Guady's, that are great just for their atmosphere and because everyone goes there. But in terms of actual quality of food, it's not so great.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Though a lot of Centre kids drink--don't let administration lie to you--and most of the frat houses smoke, it's not like we're going all Scarface on campus with our heads piled in coke. There is a policy of amnesty if you see someone get wayyyy too intoxicated to the point of endangering their welfare and you get medical help, neither of you will get in any trouble.

There is a zero-tolerance drug policy and they've brought out dogs before to search. Be careful. You get kicked out for good, even if it's just weed (which clearly should be legalized, thought I'd say it).

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's pretty silly if you ask me... which you are asking me. It's like every first-year girl but me gazes with awed expressions at sorority girls and, before even identifying them by name, say, "ooo she's a tri-delt," or "yeah she's a theta."

I didn't move away from my parents, go to college by myself, and pay a hefty sum to be expected to act like the hypocritical, overly-religious, condescending girls who pay to be in a club and conform. I don't want to be labelled. It makes me genuinely sad to see people pay for their friends.

Frat guys, while sometimes a big box of tools, are generally a lot more lax--at least I don't see them posting a new picture of themselves throwing up their Greek letter sign every week on facebook.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live on campus, but if not, they live with relatives in Danville or on 5th street, which is about a 10 minute walk to the campus center. We're mostly encouraged to live in residence halls, which definitely cuts down on commute and fossil fuel use.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: First-year dorms are nothing to be excited over, but they're not terrible. The newer buildings that upperclassmen tend to live in, such as Pearl, are pretty nice.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe--Danville isn't exactly Miami--but I've had things stolen from my room and my friends' rooms presumably by the maintenance crew, who are extremely unhelpful, invade your room while you're on break, move things around, break them, tear down curtains, and take possessions without any notification or chance of return. Write your name on everything that can be easily taken.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own computer and printer, but they aren't necessary.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Kentucky... one minute it's 60 degrees and sunny, the next there's an ice storm. Luckily all classes are no more than a 5 minute walk from any residence hall.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Say goodbye to your soul before committing to this school. No one graduates with a 4.0, trust me. The workload, aside from Centre Term, can be very, very stressful. The professors, while friendly and helpful, often take no mercy when grading. Yet however crushing the letter grades can be, know that you will learn quite a lot from their brilliant minds.

Don't take anything too personally and keep an open mind and a stubborn work ethic at Centre.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Danville is a sleepy little town. The only entertaining part is the campus itself.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It's fun at times, but going to the same places to sit around and drink every weekend and Wednesday to see the same people (it's a small school) gets old. Maybe some people like that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think they could be more strict on drug consumption but overall policies are relaxed enough to treat us like adults while maintaining safety on campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol consumption on campus. I don't drink and find it very difficult to be engaged in weekend activities.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't participate in the nightlife.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is beautiful! Plenty of nice, sunny days! The humidity is terrible though!

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't a whole lot of options.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my classes and teachers. I've found the classes to be engaging and challenging, and my teachers to be approachable.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love how diverse campus is when it comes to Greek life. I feel no pressure to join a sorority/fraternity in order to feel accepted, yet I have found the chapters to be inviting and beneficial to Centre's personality.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: If you want to venture outside of Centre it's very difficult to do so. You have to have a car.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: People don't really live off campus. There is plenty of nice on-campus housing so there's no reason to look off campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I still struggle with finding ways to pay the high cost of tuition.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Danville is definitely a small town, but Centre compensates by providing entertainment on weekends. I suggest offering trips to nearby places: cities, hiking locations, etc. on weekends.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are a whole lot of fun and add a lot to the social aspect of Centre. Intramurals might be more fun if there was a way for people to get in touch with team captains as opposed to having to make their own team.

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Old Centre Old Centre Houses the Admission Welcome Centre, offices of the president, vice president for academic affairs, and vice president for college relations, as well as meeting rooms and a classroom.
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Aaron Edwards
Hometown
Henderson, KY
Major
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Centre sells itself as an all-around environment; being more than just an academic powerhouse, the school promotes self-growth through service and community involvement. The progression from freshman to senior can seem like just the change of another four years, but Centre's influence over the students is obvious. Centre graduates emerge as well-rounded leaders, activists, and the prominent who's who of their generation. While the College experience is something few would trade, Centre's best asset is the post-graduation benefits of the Centre Mafia of alumni that help graduates score hot jobs.

As far as the overall experience, it's amazing. Merging a great social scene with academics yields rounded individuals who are smart and fun. Centre is a place that takes away all the boring parts of high school but keeps all the spirit and fun. At Centre, each day is a healthy combination of work and play. Centre C is a few hours of class and homework blended with living with or next to your best friends, that hot crush, and your professors. Centre offers a remarkable experience for the whole person. It's life changing because years after graduation, you'll still keep in touch with your old professors, attend all the Centre events with other alumni in your neighborhood, vacation once a year with your sorority or fraternity friends, return for every Homecoming, and donate back to the College. The experience of Centre College is one that you'll appreciate, at least a little, every day, and each year is a little sadder because it's one year less you will have lived within a community of endless support and lifetime friends. It's the priceless experience.

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