Centre College

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Centre College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Danville, KY, a predominately rural area. There are around a thousand students enrolled each year at Centre College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1130 (25th percentile) - 1380 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 26 (25th percentile) - 32 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Centre College average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.78 for accepted students. Approximately 80% of all students which applied were admitted at Centre College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .centre.edu.

Overall Centre College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Centre College was reported as 76.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,210 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: 26 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Centre College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Centre College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 Centre College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.3%
  • 2017-2018: 76.3%
  • 2018-2019: 73.1%
  • 2019-2020: 76.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.9%

How Does Centre College Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Asbury University64.4%
Berea College30.3%
Transylvania University89.7%
Midway College59.6%
Kentucky State University80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • 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 Centre College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math560 - 730
Total Score1130 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 34
Math25 - 30
Composite Score26 - 32
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