WHY APPLY?

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Centre is an energetic, close-knit community that encourages curiosity with an international scope.

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Centre is an energetic, close-knit community that encourages curiosity with an international scope.

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Whether it’s meeting a professor for coffee and conversation, studying in China with our nationally acclaimed study abroad program, or interning at a law firm, Centre nurtures transformative relationships and prepares you to be part of the global community. It enables students to develop their abilities to the fullest and leads to extraordinarily successful outcomes in post-graduate study, careers, and life.

We offer top academics, nationally acclaimed study abroad options, campus life filled with a variety of social and leadership opportunities, and a nearly 200-year record of achievement.

As one of America’s leading liberal arts colleges, our core is academic excellence. Faculty take a keen interest in the academic and personal growth of their students. Centre professors will support your scholastic and social endeavors, bring you into their research, and take pride in your progress.

Centre has been named a top value among liberal arts colleges, and we are committed to making our education affordable for students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

TOP-50 NATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE

U.S. News & World Report

“Centre has given me unparalleled opportunities to grow in and out of the classroom; my perspective and worldview are constantly being challenged and refined. Centre is changing my life.”

Bre Olson ’19
Apple Valley, Minnesota • MAJOR: Psychology • Grissom Scholar

IT’S ALL PART OF THE CENTRE EXPERIENCE

From your first visit to commencement, and beyond, the journey here is one that changes you forever.

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THE CENTRE COMMITMENT

Centre students will study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years. We back our promise of a deeply engaging and intensely personal education with a guarantee. If you meet regular academic and social expectations, you will complete all three parts of the Centre Commitment, or the College will provide up to an additional year of study tuition-free.

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OUR FACULTY

Our faculty are Centre’s heart. They nurture the culture of the College—our sense of common purpose and our passion for learning—and they share it enthusiastically with our students. Impressive awards and international honors certainly reflect the academic strength of our faculty, but beyond the statistics and accolades is the fact that they truly care about your growth and success.

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(infographic) 25 percent of Centre students double major

ACADEMICS

Centre is a place of adventure. Our broad general requirements ensure you’ll develop the versatility you need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing work environment. Explore a variety of courses during your first two years before focusing on your major(s) and minor(s) as a junior and senior. Our liberal arts focus means you’ll develop the essential critical thinking and writing skills to keep you nimble.

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STUDY ABROAD DIFFERENTLY

85% of Centre students study abroad at least once, making us a top-three school in the nation. Our faculty go abroad too, allowing them to live on site with you, share their knowledge of the region, and plan trips and activities.

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10 to 1 Student/Faculty Ratio

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

Our comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) is $50,680 for 2017-18, with 90 percent of students receiving financial assistance. Centre has been named a top value among liberal arts colleges, and we are committed to making our education affordable for students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

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(infographic) happiest graduates in the nation

AFTER CENTRE

Centre ranks No. 1 in the nation for graduates happy with their college experience. According to the Alumni Factor, “Centre grads simply can’t glow enough about their … academic gem in the geographic center of Kentucky.”

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