Tuition & Fees

$33,492

$33,492

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
11%
24-29
12%
18-23
48%
12-17
40%
30-36
4%
24-29
4%
18-23
44%
12-17
40%
6-11
8%
24-29
12%
18-23
28%
12-17
60%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,033
Declined + 513
Total Received 1,546
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Private (nonprofit)

1,266

undergraduate students

536

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Equine Studies
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2080
ACT 2544

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Location

School Facts

Centenary University, founded in 1867, is a private, coeducational institution. Its 42-acre campus is located in Hackettstown, 55 miles from New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,802
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Hackettstown, NJ

42-acre campus in Hackettstown (population: 9,554), 55 miles from New York City. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Newark (50 miles) and New York City. School operates transportation to equestrian center.

Centenary University
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 4% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
47%
300-399
9%
600-699
7%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
11%
24-29
12%
18-23
48%
12-17
40%
30-36
4%
24-29
4%
18-23
44%
12-17
40%
6-11
8%
24-29
12%
18-23
28%
12-17
60%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
($50 for international students)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,033
Declined + 513
Total Received 1,546

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jenna Yount
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 236-8679
F: 908 852-3454
centuadmissions@centenaryuniversity.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,001

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,572
Room $7,910
Board $3,878
Additional fees $920
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $46,480
Average Financial Aid - $25,001
Total with Avg. Aid $21,479

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,402,481
State $3,889,557
Institutional $16,045,225
Other external $162,358
Total $22,499,621

Non-need-based

Federal
State $5,000
Institutional $1,393,016
Other external $72,775
Total $1,470,791
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 908 852-1400, extension 2350
finaid@centenaryuniversity.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Evelynne Blatt
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@centenaryuniversity.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Dance, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Kevin Davies (men's)
Assistant Athletic Director/associate Athletic Trainer/facility Director/head Women's Soccer Coach
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cyclones
School colors
navy blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Clinical Counseling
Communications
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Practice
English
Environmental Science
Equine Science
Equine Studies
Fashion
History
Instructional Leadership
Leadership/Public Administration
Liberal Arts
Paralegal/Legal Assistance
Political/Governmental Affairs
Psychology
Reading
School Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Equine Studies
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

1,802

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

1,266
students

Female
64%
810

Male
36%
456

30%

536
students

Female
72%
386

Male
28%
150

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

1,058
students

Female
65%
682

Male
35%
376

17%

208
students

Female
62%
128

Male
38%
80

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

128

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Malaysia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Patricia Mahaffey
Coordinator of Study Abroad & International Student Admissions Counselor
908 852-1400, extension 2221
mahaffeyp@centenaryuniversity.edu

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