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2 College Senior

Greek Life: Again, Greek life is like athletics. It's a popularity contest and if you decide not to go Greek, good luck making friends. Greek life and athletics are super important to the school.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Varsity sports are very important. Unless you're an athlete, you're like a second-class student.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Centre College is a good school if you are an athlete or in Greek life. Otherwise, it's not a good fit. The student life office isn't very helpful and the town is way too small. The only good thing about the school is study abroad. If I could do college again, I would not have applied to Centre.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love how interesting all my classes are! The best part is most of my peers feel the same too, so class generally includes participation on part of the students. The professors, of course, are great. They have lots of office hours, and usually try to work with the students- including athletes who have to miss every now and then.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think that Centre is recognized as a good school, and there is a strong network of alumni. I myself plan on continuing my education before looking for a job as a science major. However, the network, efforts of the professors, and quality of education are very strong advocates in a new graduate's corner whilst looking for a job.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. The only time I become uncomfortable would be walking to speedway late at night alone or certain fridges of campus where there is low-income housing. I have not had or been aware of any issues with sexual assault, but some friends feel strongly that Centre could improve their approach to this concern.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's great if you win the promised lottery as I did. I do have a few senior friends who got stuck with underclassmen housing, but most seniors have really nice housing.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life other than the occasional party, but many of my friends are. They are involved on campus and the community, and all-around great girls/guys.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Centre draws talented staff and students, and athletics is no different. We have competitive programs. For instance, while i've been at the school many of the programs have been NCAA competitive. I remember attending the Men's basketball game when they hosted the first round of the NCAA tournament. My own program (Women's soccer) has won conference and attended the NCAA tournament every year- including making the Elite 8 and Final 4 two of the three years. In addition, the coaches are involved on campus and with their athletes. Many are mentors or friends to their players, and act as an additional resource. The various programs work together to build up each other's programs through school support campaigns or designing as a team the athletic facility renovations.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Centre in many ways is exactly what I needed in a school. Originally it was low on my list of schools I was considering because it was in my back yard, but over and over it ranked highest on all my criteria. Academics, excellent. Athletics, NCAA competitive. Study abroad? Centre's forte. It was a small school too, and the professor's were rumored to be accessible. I knew these facts going into school as a freshman, but it was not until I actually was in the middle of the semester that I could pause to realize that Centre was all this and more. It is amazing how involved and committed all the students are; as a freshman I was impressed with what the students were doing with their lives. The academics and athletics at the school were stellar. I love the commitment to excellence that Centre has.

I have two arenas of my Centre life that exemplify this commitment to excellence: GEMS and Centre Women's Soccer. GEMS stands for Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science. What is it? An outreach club initiated by I and fellow friends where young women from the college mentor middle school girls. We had such success in our first year we branched out to include the local elementary school as well. We want to address stereotypes and obstacles which prevent many young women from pursuing careers in STEM.

As for the soccer program, I love to take any opportunity to brag about this team. I am a starting outside back who is very proud of what we have accomplished. My sophomore year we went to the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament. My junior year, the Final Four. Every year I have been a part of the program we have won our conference tournament. This team shows me more than any other the commitment to do one's very best as a part of Centre College.

My experience at Centre has been about becoming the best all-around person I can whilst using my own skills to impact others and the school.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Here on campus I feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors here are great. Not very diverse but almost all are willing to work with you to help you succeed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great because the Centre Mafia is very real and does indeed exist.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay I wish more buildings were handicap accessible but they are okay in comparison to other colleges

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is so diverse especially considering the size of our campus. Everyone is welcoming whether or not you are greek or they are greek. Greek life has allowed me to meet so many great women and I love it so far.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are important here, however depending on the sport relates to how much support you'll get from the student body.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my college experience is not what like I imagined. I knew college would be had but sometimes I feel as though what is expected is not able to be done. However, many professors here can be understanding and a lot of them wan you to succeed so they are willing to work hard with you with the hopes that you will succeed.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: DPS is everywhere at all times. They appear within seconds when there is an emergency and are not afraid to shut down any nonsense that is occurring. They also do not hesitate to call the actual police when necessary.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors here are AMAZING. They love their jobs, love their students, love having office hours and more. You know that you can always go and talk to them because their doors are always open. They care about your overall success.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a Centre College degree is extremely high. Centre alumni are very well respected and are in major positions doing big things all across the globe. Having a degree from here is definitely an advantage that no one should pass up if given the opportunity.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the housing here at Centre. It makes me feel safe and at home. The rooms are just the right size as well.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are very inclusive and love getting new members. They also contribute a lot in the community service area.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: They could give a little more attention to some of the recreation teams, but Centre's athletics are still very passionate about what they do. Our teams are very successful and everyone loves what they do.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Centre College is a wonderful, intriguing place, full of people who want to learn and want to help you learn. Centre does not have one single mean human being and they make you feel at home. The professors love their jobs and love helping students and it is easy to become connected to different members of the community. I would never have had any of the opportunities I have had if I had not come to Centre. Any other college would not have made me feel so at home. If I had to do it all again, I would pick Centre in a heartbeat.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. However, the Department of Public Safety sometimes is more of a fun police than a force to keep students safe.

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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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