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Centre College

Your future, front and centre.

Personal, supportive, enriching experiences—a Centre education focuses on you.

Learn why Centre is the place for you

The Centre Experience

Becoming a Centre student includes study abroad for all, participation in hands-on research or internships locally and around the world, community engagement and the chance to engage with alumni and industry leaders as part of our career readiness program.
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Experiential Learning

A life-changing global experience? Mentored research in the lab or in the field? Work and travel with Centre professors, and discover what's possible with our curriculum.

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Community Engagement

Why wait for graduation to start having an impact? Centre is a community of difference-makers, whether here on campus or around the world.

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Career Readiness

Expand your knowledge and your network through internship opportunities and Career Exploration Communities that prepare you for a purposeful career and meaningful life.

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Explore Our Programs

We believe in big-picture learning—and so do today’s employers. A well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education prepares you to succeed and adapt in an ever-changing world.

You Can Afford Centre

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Being a Grissom Scholar not only provided the means for me to attend college, it’s also given me resources to make higher education less daunting and more accessible. I have found a network of people who understand what it means to be a first-generation student.
Hailey Finch
History & English, class of 2024, Grissom Scholar
  • $41M
    Over $41 million in Centre scholarships and grants awarded this coming year.
  • $40k
    Average student aid given by Centre.
  • No.7
    Nationally ranked for merit scholarship awards.

Student Voices

Andrea Soto-Jiménez

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I traveled on an incredible trip to Spain with the Centre choir, where I gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of Spanish culture and architecture.

Major + Year
Music, class of 2026
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Drew Perkins

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Studying politics broadened my understanding of legal systems and governance, inspiring me to pursue a career law to drive change through advocacy and policy.

Major + Year
Politics and Data Science, class of 2024
Louisville, KY

Lucy Swenson

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I studied volcanoes in New Zealand and spent a semester in London! Globe-trotting with Centre professors and my peers reinforced my love for experiential learning.

Major + Year
Environmental Studies, class of 2024
Owensboro, KY
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Congratulations, you’re in!

Admitted Students

We’re excited you’re considering Centre to be your college home this fall and ready to help you prepare for day one. Here are some resources to help you get started with what's next.

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Experience Campus

Schedule a Visit

Visit campus and see for yourself if Centre feels right for you. We would love to see you in-person, but if you want a sneak-peek, check out our virtual options.

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Commencement Weekend 2024

Commencement Headquarters

This is your one-stop shop for all things Commencement at Centre—from schedules to live streams to accommodations, it’s all here.

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Life at Centre

Living in a community with other bright and interesting students is the heart of the Centre experience. Relax with your roommate. Get coffee with a classmate. Hit the gym with a teammate.

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Study Abroad & Away

Centre is a national leader in study abroad with 85% of students studying abroad at least once and 48% do so more than once. With over 30 international and US locations each year, all Centre students are guaranteed a study abroad or study away opportunity.

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Gold and White in the Bluegrass


Centre is home to 25 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams that boast plenty of conference titles and post-season appearances. Plus, nearly three-quarters of students participate in intramural and club sports.