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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

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

Rachel Stowe

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I chose Centre College so that I could continue to grow as a musician while pursuing a major in computer science.

Major + Year
Computer Science, class of 2024
Hometown
Georgetown, KY

Elizabeth Fortress

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My Molecular Modernism class traveled to art museums in Chicago and Indianapolis — experiences that helped me see the interdisciplinary nature of art and science.

Major + Year
Behavioral Neuroscience, class of 2025
Hometown
Boston, MA

Keller Reide

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Centre's tight-knit community truly allows for a family atmosphere that is hard to find other places.

Major + Year
Business, minor in Politics, class of 2026
Hometown
Louisville, KY
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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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98% OF STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS

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

Athletics

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.