Centenary University

400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, United States
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Overview of Centenary University

About this school

Centenary University is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It was founded in 1867 and operated as a women's college throughout much of its history before adopting coeducation in 1988. Its 42-acre campus is located in Hackettstown, approximately 50 miles west of New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,518
    • Men:576 Men (37.9%)
    • Women:942 Women (62.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Centenary University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 Jefferson Street
City, State, Zip
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2100
Phone
(908) 852-1400 x2217
Fax
(908) 852-3454
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
88% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
103 admitted students enrolled
Men
180 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
15-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,580 (67.45%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,110 (23.0%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (2.48%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,416 (7.07%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Centenary University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002599
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
266 (84.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
238 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
238 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$22,333
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,087
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,149
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 19 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
55 (17.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,468

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,219 (82.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,094 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,090 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$19,967
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,070 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 932 (85.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,607
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 79 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
303 (20.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,157

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,019
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
49,830
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Centenary University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (26)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Other

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


9,607

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


105 acres

Weather


Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hackettstown
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Hackettstown

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cyclones
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Centenary University offers drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, first year leaders, student government, enactus, honor societies, fraternities and sororities

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,444

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,518
Women
942
Men
576

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 10.6% Black/African-American
  • 11.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.0% White
  • 18.7% Unknown

International Students


2.7%

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


685

Student Resources

Study resources