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Centre College is located in Danville, Kentucky. It is a four-year, private, liberal arts college. It was founded in 1819 by Presbyterian Leaders, and is among the country's oldest schools. The campus is spread across an area of 150 acres. The college offers degrees with minors and majors in subjects including dramatic arts, education, gender studies, economics, and computer science.

The athletics teams of Centre College are known as the Colonels. They compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the Division III of the NCAA. The Colonels participate in sports such as tennis, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, and soccer. Additionally, the students are also involved in numerous clubs and organizations such as the Centre Catholic Community, Centre Chess Club, Art Society, Badminton Club, and International Student Association.

Profile of Centre College

Centre College is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Danville, KY. The school has a Presbyterian Church (USA) religious affiliation. Centre College is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Centre College than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science, art studies, drama and performing arts, and liberal arts.

Centre College Selectivity

Centre College does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 570 to 690 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 570 and 650.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Centre College does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Centre College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 189 students (1, 187 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Centre College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Centre College belong to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Centre College is a small, independent, and selective educational community dedicated to study in the liberal arts as a means to develop the intellectual, personal, and moral potential of its students. Centre nurtures in its students the ability to think logically and critically, to work creatively, to analyze and compare values, and to write and speak with clarity and grace. It acquaints students with the range of accomplishments of the human mind and spirit in a variety of arts and theoretical disciplines. It enables students to choose and fulfill significant responsibilities in society. In short, Centres highest priority is to prepare its students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. "

Centre College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts128social studies, English, history, economics, economics courses, Spanish language, political science, international studies, . . .
Science37biology, chemistry, biochem/biophysics courses, physics, physical chemistry
Therapy and Counselling20psychology, psychobiology
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion
Art Studies12art studies
Education and Teaching5elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Contact: Centre College

Centre College

600 W Walnut St

Danville, KY 40422-1394

General Phone: (859) 238-5200


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