Central College

Pella, IA

Central College

Pella, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$18,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
588
25th
490
75th
585
25th
503
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,490
Declined 850
Total Received 2,340
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Private

1,463

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Central College, founded in 1853, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. It campus is located in Pella, IA.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,463
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Reformed

Social Networks

200-acre campus in Pella (population: 10,335), 40 miles southeast of Des Moines. Major airport serves Des Moines (50 miles); train serves Ottumwa (45 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Central College
812 University Street
Pella, IA
50219

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
588
25th
490
75th
585
25th
503
75th
25
25th
17
75th
25
25th
18
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,490
Declined 850
Total Received 2,340

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,711

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $18,600
Room $4,892
Board $5,388
Books & supplies $1,323
Total $30,203
Average Financial Aid - $28,711
Total with Avg. Aid $1,492

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,551,113
State $2,387,987
Institutional $20,994,583
Other external $212,395
Total $25,146,078

Non-need-based

Federal $314,340
State
Institutional $6,425,577
Other external $188,351
Total $6,928,268
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 641 628-5336
F: 641 628-5316
finaid@central.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, clay targets, disc golf, fishing, hockey, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, cheerleading, clay targets, dance, disc golf, fishing, hockey, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, triathlon

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, softball, volleyball (indoor/sand), yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, American Rivers Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Anthropology, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Information Science/Studies.
International/Globalization Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Business Management
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,463

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,463
students

Female
50%
732

Male
50%
731

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,276
students

Female
49%
620

Male
51%
656

13%

187
students

Female
60%
112

Male
40%
75

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Student Break-down

3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

11%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 1
Countries most often represented China
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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