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Study at Centenary College

The Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church established Centenary College in 1867. In 1940, it became a Junior college for women. It gained the status of a master degree-granting institution in 1995. The campus spreads across an area of more than 40 acres in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The college also has satellite campuses located in Metro Park in Iselin, Equestrian Center in Long Valley, and in Parsippany, New Jersey. Centenary College offers various undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs in diverse Course Topics.

Centenary College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference and in the Skyline Conference. The college's sports teams are known as the Cyclones.

Profile of Centenary College

The campus of Centenary is in Hackettstown, NJ, which is a large suburb. Its United Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Centenary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Centenary is known for its programs in animal science and care and business and management.

Centenary Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 520.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Centenary had 3, 028 students enrolled (2, 641 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Centenary College is a community of learners distinguished by a diverse Student Enrolment, a dedicated faculty and staff, and stimulating educational opportunities. Centenary College is committed to a quality liberal arts and career studies education with a substantial international dimension to engage students in learning and prepare them for satisfying careers, successful lives, community service and lifelong intellectual pursuits. As the primary educational and cultural resource for northwest New Jersey, Centenary offers a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as non-degree courses for professional and personal development. "

Centenary Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management380business management, accounting
Liberal Arts169liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history, English, liberal arts and humanities, English literature, political science, international relations
Therapy and Counselling44psychology, Counselling psychology
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching28education courses, school Counselling, special ed, college student Counselling
Family and Social Work22public administration
Animal Science and Care21equestrian studies
Design16design and applied arts, fashion design, interior design
Media13communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2theatre arts management

Contact: Centenary

Centenary College

400 Jefferson St

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

General Phone: (908) 852-1400


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