Centre College was once again included in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” with the annual review naming Centre among the 300 “best and most interesting” colleges in the nation.
In its profile, Fiske labels Centre as “certainly the best” among all colleges and universities in Kentucky, highlighting the College’s reputation for academic excellence in producing two-thirds of the state’s Rhodes scholars and its position as the only independent college in Kentucky with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
Since Fiske relies on student impact, Centre sophomore was quoted saying, “We are ready to make what we want happen. We are willing to do the hard work.” Another student is quoted saying that, by the time they reached their senior year, they felt “cultivated as a public speaker, a problem solver and a leader.”
Fiske also mentions the “closeness between students and faculty,” with 61 percent of classes having fewer than 20 students.
“My professors took the time to really get to know me and my learning style,” says a politics major. “Our small class sizes allow professors to really feed off the energy and needs of the class and make it a more personal environment.”
The Centre Commitment also received mention, which guarantees graduation in four years, a research or internship experience and a study abroad opportunity. Approximately 93 percent of students engage in an internship or collaborative research with faculty, and 85 percent take advantage of Centre’s study abroad programs.
The College offers semester-long programs in nine countries, including China, France and Scotland, among others, in addition to several shorter-term programs during CentreTerm.
Centre was also recognized for its merit-based scholarships averaging $20,689. The Grissom Scholars Program was specifically highlighted, which awards 10 incoming first-generation students with full-tuition scholarships plus $5,000 to support study abroad, research or an internship.
Fiske concludes Centre’s profile by emphasizing the College’s focus on personal education, pointing to Centre’s “safe, bucolic campus, emphasis on academic excellence, and faculty and students who care about forming lasting friendships with each other.”
by Centre College News
July 13, 2018