Centre: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Centre College. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Centre, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Centre statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Centre College on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Centre, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Centre

What are your chances at Centre?

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  • Your GPA*
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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Centre or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    What GPA do you need to get into Centre College?

    Centre College’s average GPA is 3.64. Centre College does require GPA. This average GPA means Centre College is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of Centre application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.64 to 3.82 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.82 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Centre College may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on Centre’s campus. These Centre admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Centre College’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Centre College’s acceptance rate was 71.17. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 74.0 % 76.0 % 71.17 %

    As you can see, Centre College is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that Centre will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Centre - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at Centre?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Centre or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Does Centre College Require Test Scores?

    Centre College requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Centre College’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Centre College SAT Requirements

    Centre College’s average SAT score is 1210 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Centre College is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 560 690 625
    Reading 520 650 585
    2019 Total 1080 1340 1210
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Centre College’s average SAT score is 1210. To be a competitive applicant for Centre College your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 1080, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Centre College a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1340.

    Centre College ACT Requirements

    Centre College’s average ACT score is 86. To be a competitive applicant for Centre College your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 78, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Centre College a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 95.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 25 30 27
    Reading 27 34 30
    Writing 26 31 28
    2019 Total 78 95 86
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Centre College Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Centre College from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Recommended
    School Record Required

    How to get into Centre

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into Centre. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at Centre, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Centre admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1210 on the SAT or 86 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.64.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Centre’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Centre College values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Danville has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Centre College wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Danville area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Centre needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Centre College something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Centre app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Centre’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at Centre?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Centre or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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