Centre College

306 reviews
  1. Danville, KY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Centre College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
625 W Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422
Website

Centre College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1110-1340
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$24,855/ 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
    $15,528/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,788/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,156/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,578/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,997/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
Data not available
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    42%
  • Dedicated
    25%
  • Engaged
    25%
  • Greek
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.26 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Do your best. Be your best. No regrets.
    36%
  • Personal education, Extraordinary success
    36%
  • "work hard, play hard"
    18%
  • Intriguing
    9%

After Centre College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

306 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    116
  • Average
    97
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    8
The sororities do great community and fundraising work; the fraternities throw great parties. There isn't much tension between Greeks and non-Greeks, and it's easy to be friends with people across affiliations. Each organization has its "reputation," but it's pretty easy to get a bid from one or another if you go through Formal Recruitment. I think Greek life improves the campus atmosphere and is a great way to get to know people who share your values. Was pleasantly surprised!
  • College Senior
  • Feb 23 2015
Centre's Career Services office cares SO MUCH what happens to you, even years after you've graduated. If you're looking for jobs in Kentucky, you're basically set -- we joke about the "Centre Mafia," but it's real. If you're an out-of-state student, it will neither help nor hurt you to have a Centre degree. Your coursework and extracurricular experiences will be much more helpful to you there. But Centre will make sure those things are strong, too!
  • College Senior
  • Feb 23 2015
I knew I couldn't go to a large school and Centre fit almost perfectly my idea of an ideal college; and it still does. Life here is what you make it to be. There are many students who have fun going to the frat houses regularly and others who rather stay in their rooms with some friends and watch movies. The one thing every student on campus has in common is that they are good, respnsible, down-to-earth people who care about academics and their futures.

I did think it is kind of funny that I didn't see anyone walking around campus in their pajamas until exam week.

In class, I have enjoyed how professors incorporate their experiences into the class topics. For example, my humanities professor translated one of the books we read in class. So she was able to get our class to think about wordchoice and interpretation when translating a work. In addition, many of the pictures we looked at in class, my professor had taken recently when she took some students to Greece.

My two favorite experiences out of class have been being on the golf team and attending many of the performances. The golf team has become my second family. I know many students at Centre participate in varsity and intramural sports, but there are actually a lot of activities to do outside of athletics and you don't even have to be a member of the club or organization to participate. Also, I'm not very familiar with famous musicians and entertainers, but I certainly am learning with all the shows at the Norton Center! It may not be big names like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or Chloris Leachman coming every week, but all the shows have been amazing! I've attended many of them, and why not when they're free!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 15 2011