Centenary College - New Jersey

251 reviews
  1. Hackettstown, NJ
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Centenary College - New Jersey is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Address
400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
820-1040
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$25,615/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,022/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,912/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,350/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,908/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,432/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Busy
    60%
  • Dedicated
    20%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Unique
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.17 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • The main goal is helping students succeed.
    57%
  • Family
    43%

After Centenary College - New Jersey

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
62%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

251 reviews
  • Excellent
    36
  • Very Good
    78
  • Average
    91
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    23
I just graduated from the Social Work program. The program is awesome! The Professors are all wonderful. The program is not easy, but it does prepare you to work in the field or to go on to Grad school. The Professors are very helpful with job leads before and after graduation. I would highly recommend anyone interested in Social Work to go to Centenary. I am 52 and was the oldest in my cohort, but I can honestly say everyone in my class graduated feeling confident going on to their next step. I had such a wonderful experience that I recommended to my son to go there and he will be going into the psycology program in the fall.
  • College Senior
  • 7 months ago
Housing here is definitely one of kind! The people you live with will make the experience well worth it because of the great friends that you make. The freshman dorms here are pretty nice the ceilings are really tall and seems like there is a lot of space. The bathrooms are usually clean Monday-Friday because of the cleaning services, Saturday-Sunday the bathrooms tend to get a little messy. The placement of the freshman dorms are not in the greatest spot because you have to walk a far distance to get food but its a great distance for classes! The social atmosphere is great many people leave there doors open and its friendly and fun and you make a lot of great friends. The food here is pretty decent it gets a little repetitive once in a while and if your a picky person like me its a little hard to find things sometimes but they definitely have a varied of foods. The amenities are pretty good we have a small campus so its not much but the gym and the weight room are pretty sufficient. The library is definitely a one of kind. Its split up into different sections and it is easy to find and get around. It is a great place to get work done and have a coffee at Greens Beans!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 13 2015
Not too many people are dedicated to their athletic team. The teams usually consist of Freshmans who drop or transfer to different school after they realize how awful their teams are. Another issue with the teams that people who do stay and stay doesn't take their sport teams seriously and only care because of status quo reasons. The only teams that are important are Lacross, Baseball and Soccer (and maybe Wrestling.) There are no star players and each teams members are rather subpar and barely good because they don't take their sports too serious.

Overral, Centenary's College Athletics are only there because to have their "party house" and status of being in a sport team. We always lose and being in Division III and being one of the worst is actually rather sad.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago