Centenary College

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Centenary College can be found in Hackettstown, NJ, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Centenary College has an enrollment of nearly 1,700 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 938 (25th percentile) to 1148 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 15 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Centenary College average GPA ranges from 2.64 to 3.33 for accepted students. Centenary College accepts roughly 80 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, around 20 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at centenaryuniversity.edu.

Overall Centenary College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Centenary College was reported as 75.0% in Fall 2020 with over 1,360 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 15 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Centenary College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Centenary College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Centenary College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.9%
  • 2017-2018: 87.0%
  • 2018-2019: 66.8%
  • 2019-2020: 75.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.1%

How Does Centenary College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Centenary College is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College of Saint Elizabeth73.7%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham93.8%
Lafayette College31.5%
Drew University71.4%
Caldwell College93.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Centenary College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading465 - 570
Math473 - 578
Total Score938 - 1148
ACT®Score Range
English12 - 22
Math15 - 23
Composite Score15 - 25
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