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Undergrad Profile

Centenary College is a selective, residential, tier-one national liberal arts college.

Centenary students accept the challenge to do more for themselves, for others, and for the world. Our award-winning faculty and caring staff prepare you to engage global challenges through rigorous course work, service opportunities, and intercultural experiences both at home and abroad. At every step of the undergraduate experience, Centenary College is developing leaders for a changing world.

DO MORE in 4
Choose Centenary, and choose a college where you DO MORE in 4 years than your peers at other institutions, including starting your college experience in Paris, France, with our Centenary in Paris program!
One-of-a-kind hybrid semesters with immersive and traditional terms allow you to earn as much as 33% more credit hours per year than at most other institutions with no extra tuition or mandatory fees. You’ll have more time to spend on activities like international study, global service, and original research—all while still completing your bachelor’s degree within four years.

Learn, live, lead
The Centenary Experience moves beyond the traditional classroom and translates your learning into meaningful, purposeful action:
• Collaborate with your peers and faculty on research projects that will have an immediate impact.
• Experience new cultures and connect with new people while exporting your learning and serving others abroad.
• Live in a World House—a common residence with a common purpose—with others who share your passions for making a positive difference.
• Engage the most pressing challenges
of the 21st century through a multitude of campus opportunities for leadership and involvement.

Find your passion
At Centenary we are intentional about helping you realize your personal strengths and career direction through our Office of Professional Discernment. We will help you discover the ideas and values that are most meaningful to you, and guide you in shaping these interests into a unique personal purpose through real-world learning experiences, leadership, and service opportunities.

Experience the value of a Centenary education

We are committed to making a private Centenary education accessible and affordable. It’s why we’ve kept our tuition lower than similar private colleges in the South. It is also why we provide financial assistance to 99% of our students. Centenary students graduate with less debt than both the national and state averages for all four-year institutions.

Visit us
Centenary College will help you turn your learning into action and inspire you to put your personal growth to work for the public good. Centenary graduates draw on their superior preparation and confidently meet the challenge to lead in a changing world. Visit us and see if the Centenary Experience is right for you!


Founded: 1825; a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church

Location: Shreveport is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas and Arkansas borders.

Campus: 65-acre suburban campus, surrounded by manicured lawns, six gardens, and an academic arboretum; plenty of room for time alone or to join the crowd for events at our unique outdoor amphitheater

Enrollment 2014–2015: 640

Student Body: Students from 28 states and seven countries

Faculty: 92% of full-time instructional faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching

Majors: Arts and Visual Culture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, English, French, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, Individualized

Student Life: More than 60 student clubs and organizations, NCAA Division III athletics, cultural events, lectures, service projects, leadership programs, and activities

Athletics: Baseball (M), Basketball (M & W), Golf (M & W), Gymnastics (W), Lacrosse (M), Soccer (M & W), Softball (W), Swimming (M & W), Tennis (M & W), Triathlon (W coming fall 2016), and Volleyball (W)

Club Sports: Basketball, Cross-country, Cycling, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Ping Pong, Racquetball, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Triathlon (M), Ultimate Frisbee