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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

Latest Announcements

Relive the Events of Centre College's 200th Commencement

The 2023 Commencement has concluded. Visit the Commencement Headquarters page to view the recorded 2023 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies.

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.
Study abroad and away for every student

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.

Centre students working in a community kitchen

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.

hands-on experience through internships

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.

Students in a forensics lab

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

Centre student Weston Brown
Being a Brown Fellow has allowed me to pursue my goals, make connections, and have life-changing experiences that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere but Centre.
Weston Brown
History & Philosophy (Pre-law) class of 2023, Brown Fellow
  • $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

Presley Swiney

Presley Swiney

I chose Centre because I knew that the strong campus community and its support of first-generation students was exactly what I need to push myself and succeed in college.

Major + Year
Psychology, class of 2025
Breaks, VA

Makaya Grinter

Makaya Grinter

The opportunities that are available in Centre's business major are what drew me here. I feel like the experiences and opportunities will allow me to be successful in my business career path.

Major + Year
Business, class of 2026
Louisville, KY

Hutton Cooley

Hutton Cooley

I visited Centre, and I liked the class sizes and how you get to know your professors on a more personal basis - and you even get the opportunity to do research with them.

Major + Year
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, class of 2023
Lexington, KY
Students walking on Centre's Campus

Explore 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.

Aerial view of campus in fall

Explore Campus

Visit Virtually

Want to experience what it's like to walk around campus now? Take a virtual look around and learn more about Centre through this interactive tour.

Group of Centre graduates

Recorded Ceremonies

Commencement Headquarters 2023

The 200th Commencement of Centre College has concluded, but you can relive the 2023 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies by visiting our Commencement Headquarters.

Students roasting marshmallows


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.

Students use their bodies to spell out Centre in front of the Louvre in Paris

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.

Centre football player diving for a touchdown

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.