Centre College

600 W. Walnut St. - Danville, KY 40422
  • Region: Southeast
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Small

Centre College is a private institution founded in picturesque Danville, KY in 1819. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,400, drawing 50% of students from outside Kentucky. Students receive a strong foundation in the liberal arts and declare majors/minors in spring of the sophomore year.

Centre has an extremely high rate of alumni success, boasting recognition as having the “happiest alums.” For students who attend Centre, the “Centre Committee” guarantees three things: Study abroad programs, internship and/or research opportunities, and graduation in four years.

Centre is a highly residential setting, with 98% of students living on campus, creating a vibrant and collaborative community. There are ample opportunities for students to engage in performing and visual arts, competitive NCAA Division III athletic programs, social justice endeavors, and community service. Centre is a wonderful place for curious students who want to live in an inclusive environment that is student-centered and highly personal.

Centre offers very generous scholarship and financial aid programs, leaving students with an average cost of attendance around $18,000. There are three premier scholarship programs, offering full-tuition or greater scholarships. Centre has the distinction of being a founding member of the Colleges That Change Lives affiliation.

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About Centre College

Founded in 1819. U.S. News top-50 national liberal arts college. Forbes top-15 college/university in the South seven years in a row. Included in Colleges That Change Lives. Private.

Mission Statement

Centre College-s mission is to prepare students for lives of learning, leadership, and service.