|Centre opens with record enrollment
RELEASED: Sept. 9, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCentre kicked off classes this week with the largest opening-day enrollment in school history. The College welcomed 1,073 students on Monday. The previous mark was 1,071 students to begin the 2001-02 academic year.
"I'm really excited to be back, and I'm excited about all my new classes," says Amber Duncan, a sophomore from Georgetown, Ky. "And my professors seem really interesting."
Drew Patrick, a freshman from Wichita Falls, Texas, says, "The first couple of days have gone as smoothly as could be expected. The most interesting thing about Centre would have to be the people. Everyone I've met, students and faculty, has been unique and engaging."
Learning to use her time wisely has been the biggest adjustment for Jessie Ferron, a freshman from Lebanon, Tenn. She says the reading assignments in her classes are more "heavy duty" than in high school and adds, "the professors expect more from us."
"People still know how to have fun when the time comes, but we know that our studies are highly important here. I think Centre will be a great place to spend the next four years."
The student body includes 298 freshmen and 16 new transfers. The Class of 2008 enters with an outstanding academic profile.
The new class has a mid-range ACT score of 25 to 30, which is well above national averages. It's also the highest entering student test-score range of any Kentucky institution. The class mid-range SAT score is 1200 to 1350. The average GPA for the class is 3.8. Sixty-one percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes. Sixty-seven of the students were Kentucky Governor's Scholarsthe largest number of GSP students ever in a Centre class.
Kentucky's highest ranked national institution, Centre is listed by U.S. News and World Report among the country's top 50 national liberal arts colleges and is the most affordable of those schools. Centre was founded in 1819.
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