Ten reasons not to explore Centre College
RELEASED: May 17, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—This is the time of year when seniors are preparing for college and, in some cases, even still trying to decide which school is right for them. It's also a time when juniors are looking toward their academic futures. Knowing that deciding among more than 3,000 institutions can be difficult, we offer prospective students 10 reasons not to explore Centre College as an option.
- 10. You plan to spend five or six years earning your degree. The odds are against you—97 percent of students who graduate from Centre complete their degree in four years.
- 9. You enjoy gambling on your education. Centre encourages students to take risks, but not on their education. In fact, we guarantee that students who meet the College's academic and social expectations can do an internship, study abroad and graduate in four years—or we provide up to a year of additional study tuition-free. That's the Centre Commitment.
- 8. You're more interested in being a follower than a leader. We provide such a range of leadership opportunities—from clubs to service organizations to a formal leadership program—they could be difficult to avoid over four years.
- 7. You prefer a cookie-cutter curriculum. Not available here. From opportunities to do original research with professors to the creative courses of CentreTerm, we offer a personally tailored education that makes the most of every student's individual interests and abilities.
- 6. You're determined never to set foot outside the United States. Centre could be your passport to, well, a passport. If you come to a school that has one of the top-10 foreign study programs in the country, you could—like most Centre students—find yourself studying virtually anywhere in the world (for practically the same cost as studying at the Danville campus).
- 5. Earning two majors or designing your own major seems overly ambitious. You'd run the risk of having your ambitions stretched. Centre students regularly complete two majors in four years or design their own majors.
- 4. You have your heart set on a few leisurely years of unemployment after graduation. Unlikely. Within 10 months of graduation, 96 percent of Centre students are either employed or engaged in advanced study.
- 3. The thought of receiving a post-graduate scholarship depresses you. This place could really get you down. Our students regularly win the world's most prestigious advanced-study awards—Rhodes, Rotary, Fulbright and Truman, for example.
- 2. You're compelled to avoid famous people. From filmmaker Spike Lee to host of Meet the Press Tim Russert to novelist Barbara Kingsolver to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Centre has a steady stream of internationally known campus visitors.
On the other hand, if you want a personal education that will expose you to the world (guaranteed) and prepare you for exceptional success, we hope you'll explore Centre. (Just named, by the way, the No. 1 educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges by Consumers Digest.) Schedule a campus visit to learn more about us in person.
- 1. You have a fear of success. Centre could be your worst nightmare. After graduation, our alumni feel so good about the success Centre enables them to achieve, they lead the nation in loyalty in providing financial support.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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