Centre Facts2017-11-29T16:12:28+00:00

CENTRE COLLEGE FACTS

Founded in 1819. U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college. Forbes top-15 college/university in the South seven years in a row. Included in Colleges That Change Lives. Private.

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MAJORS & MINORS

Centre offers more than 50 majors, minors, pre-professional and dual-degree programs, and graduate partnerships. Or design your own major in consultation with your advisor.

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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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A DEEPLY ENGAGED COMMUNITY

Centre has some 87 campus organizations and each year more than 2,000 campus events. You don’t have to pick just one. Since 98 percent of students live on campus, it’s easy to participate—and to find a friend to join you.

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CENTRE ATHLETICS

Sports are popular at a variety of skill levels. If you want to play, we have a team for you. Centre competes in the Southern Athletic Association, a Division III conference (no athletic scholarships). Around 40 percent of students play on one or more of 23 varsity teams. Intramurals are also popular, and teams are open to all. You might even compete against your professors!

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LOCATED IN DANVILLE, KENTUCKY

Danville has been named one of the best small towns in America, with all the charm and security of a historic small town. Students are just a short walk from a coffee shop, pizza pub, smoothie place, yoga and cycle studio, community arts center, regional hospital, gift shops, ice cream shops, and cafés. And while students often take advantage of local festivals and events, they still enjoy easy access to the metro areas of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

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ACCREDITATION & MEMBERSHIPS

Centre College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Centre College.

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student body = 1450
(infographic) founded in 1819
(infographic) 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio
(infographic) 90 percent of students receive some kind of aid
(infographic) U.S. News Top 50 National Liberal Arts College
(infographic) 85 percent study abroad
(infographic) 98 percent of students live on campus
(infographic) 18 average class size