With a history of almost 200 years, Centenary College prides itself on cultivating "worldwide commitment" among its students with undergraduate and graduate programs. The college is the oldest chartered liberal arts college and the only Tier One National Liberal Arts College in Louisiana.
Currently, Centenary College of Louisiana is home to 585 students with 552 UG and 33 PG students. Graduated class of Centenary is presently working at top-notch organizations such as Disney, Warner Bros. Studios, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, etc.
|Campus Location||Shreveport, Louisiana|
|Year of Establishment||1825|
|First year students||169|
|Programs offered||Undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional|
|Average high school GPA of applicants||3.54|
|Average ACT scores of applicants||22-28|
Through its 17 departments and 2 schools, Centenary College offers several programs in study areas like science, arts, management, music, liberal arts, etc. Students can choose from a range of arts and science UG majors and minors as well as two PG programs at Centenary College of Louisiana.
Research opportunities are available for students throughout the year, in several of the departments, both on-campus and off-campus. The college also welcomes exchange students from all over the world and has study abroad partnerships with overseas institutions for its students.
The college campus at Centenary College lies south of downtown Shreveport covering over 65 acres. The campus is known for its national beauty and durable architecture of its buildings. At Centenary College of Louisiana, students shall never have a dull moment, outside class. Students can become members of numerous campus clubs and organizations.
The beautiful campus is dotted with numerous facilities such as the Dr. Ed Leuck Academic Arboretum, with over 300 species of plant life is one of the most beautiful parts of campus. The campus also has its state of the art fitness center, playhouse for hosting theatres, auditoriums, and an amphitheater.
Centenary College offers on-campus residential facilities and all students are expected to live on campus, in any one of the 5 residential halls/buildings. An exception to this rule is made in the case of non-traditional students.
Each of the buildings has furnished rooms and amenities such as laundry, kitchen, internet, telephone, cable connection, bathrooms, etc. There are no community bathrooms at Centenary.
The five residence halls are - Cline Hall, Hardin Hall, James Hall, Rotary Hall, and Sexton Hall.
Centenary College is a selective, top-ranking college that received about 893 UG applications for Fall 2018. About 60% of the applications were accepted and 32% enrolled at the college.
Application Fee: There is no application fee for admission at Centenary College
|Early Action I||November 15|
|Early Action II||December 15|
|Regular Decision||February 15|
|Exam||Minimum Required Scores|
For 2020-2021, the cost of attendance for undergraduate, graduate and non-degree seeking students is listed below. This takes into consideration the tuition and fees, cost of living etc. for each academic year.
Undergraduate Cost of Attendance (for students living on-campus):
|Expense||Annual Fee 2020-21 (in USD)|
|Books and supplies||1,300|
However, the estimated UG cost of attendance for students living off-campus is around 53,810 USD with a living expenses of 9,800 USD and transportation cost of 2,500 USD.
Graduate Cost of Attendance (2020-21):
|Expenses||Fee (in USD)|
|Tuition fees for MBA – per year||42,750|
|Tuition fees for MAT||27,000|
|MAT Clinical Teaching Fee||300|
|Books and supplies – per course||150|
|Living and personal expenses – per month||1,600|
Several kinds of financial aid are available to students applying to Centenary College of Louisiana. International students are eligible to apply for the merit-based scholarships offered by Centenary College. Each student automatically becomes eligible to be considered for an academic/merit scholarship, on applying to the college.
|Award Name||Annual Award Money (in USD)||Minimum required GPA||Minimum required SAT*||Minimum required an ACT score|
|President's Award||Starts at 20,000||3.7||1310||28|
|Dean's Award||Starts at 15,000||3.3||1200||25|
|Trustee Award||Starts at 10,000||3.0||1100||22|
*Evidence-based Reading and Writing/Math
The college has its own dedicated alumni association which arranges various events throughout the year for its members. Members can keep in touch online. A few of the notable alumni at the college are:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$37,310 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Centenary College of Louisiana Enrollment||571|
|Average Graduation Rate||50.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$37,310 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$42,750 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,300 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,150 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,650 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,300 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,600 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,400 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,600 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#596 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary