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 2,800 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1220 (25th percentile) to 1630 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 23 (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 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. Centenary College accepts roughly 90 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, around 23 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at centenarycollege.edu.

Overall Centenary College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Centenary College was reported as 90.9% in Fall 2013 with over 1,040 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

  • SAT Scores: 1220 - 1630
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Centenary College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 89.3%
  • 2010-2011: 88.6%
  • 2011-2012: 87.7%
  • 2012-2013: 89.2%
  • 2013-2014: 90.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 89.5%

How Does Centenary College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Centenary College is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College of Saint Elizabeth48.4%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham77.7%
Lafayette College34.1%
Drew University77.4%
Caldwell College66.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Centenary College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 540
Math410 - 550
Writing400 - 540
Total Score1220 - 1630
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 23
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