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Centenary College of Louisiana Reviews

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  • 10/18/2016

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The DPS (campus police) is always patrolling in their golf carts. and ask you if you need a ride somewhere. You can call them if you've been studying late at the library or something and they'll come pick you up and drive you to your dorm. You have to have a key card to get into everything, and there are emergency call boxes everywhere.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life actually focuses on academics and has the highest GPA's on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They 60+ organizations on campus, and everyone gets involved.

    What to do for fun

    One word, pie. Strawn's Eat Shop has the most amazing pie.

    Food and Dining

    The have what they call the caf which is open at certain times and then the student union building is open for athletes and students who can't make it to the caf in those certain times.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm suite usually has two dorm rooms and they share a bath, which is way better than having to use community baths.

    Academic Rigor

    They work hard, but its to be expected as they are giving you an excellent education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go here if you do not plan to engage in school activities or plan to remain anonymous.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college with a huge sense of unity. Everyone knows everyone and the students and teachers are close. It really feels like a home away from home there.

  • 01/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    In order to get the most out of the full Centenary experience, it is going to require an enormous amount of time and effort. Study hard, join multiple student organizations, and make personal connections with the professors and you will be on the right track to success.

  • 07/29/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very very very safe , friendly loving people

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a LOT of activities , although their Greek life isn't what I know of like aka's and omega's they do have some kinds of Greek life

    Bang for the buck

    It's pricey but in the end you get what you paid for (even if they paid for it)

    What to do for fun

    You can do a lot....they have several things on campus for all types of people

    Food and Dining

    Foods not what I'm used to from what I have eaten but I'm sure I will grow to love it

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorm life , roommates seem wonderful and the dorms are GREAT a lot of bang for the buck!

    Academic Rigor

    From the assignments I have gotten your teachers want to keep you busy but they also want to keep your interaction too!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, get those scholarships, and get ready for a wonderful experience

    In three sentences

    It is a very social, friendly, and opportunistic college

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Eat Strawn's pie at least once!

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    Join as many organizations as possible, visit the Student Union (SUB) and play ping pong/pool/foosball, go to parties, and if you are not into parties visit the Lighthouse which is just a place to visit on Friday and Saturday to hang out and play games/watch TV/ talk with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not a fan of cafe food but they are upgrading starting the 2014- 2015 year but Randles food is great and you get to know the staff as friends.

    Dorm Life

    The staff of Res. Life and the students of RHA/Hall Council are amazing but when it comes to living in the dorm it can be stressful because some people tend to be loud.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be hard but the professors are always there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    When the professor tells you to study 6 hours for their 3 credit class, do it! Take advantage of the Professional Discernment Office, Career Services, Health Services, and any other offices that offer their assistance because the really care about you! Your advisor should be one of your best friends because they will be there all through out your years at Centenary! When you need peace, go sit in the gazebo and enjoy the campus's beauty! Go to the FIT to workout because the freshman 15 is real and its free to workout in the fit!

    In three sentences

    At Centenary College of La we have professors who care about us like family. The campus has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. The classes are severely academically challenging which can be stress but necessary.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 10

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Greek row, bars, fishing, and camping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study hard.

    In three sentences

    Is a private college. Great connections. Great campus.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated, ambitious, open-minded, and flat-out awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Centenary doesn't take CLEP credit (to my chagrin), but does accept dual enrollment and AP scores. So make sure you find out how your scores translate to hours.

    Bang for the buck

    I lived in Louisiana for two years, and so managed to qualify for TOPS (state funding). Together with FAFSA and the Centenary Presidential Scholarship, all my expenses (even books!) were covered, and I actually have $40 left over this semester. You scoff, but when you're a college student, it's a goldmine.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm going to be frank: coming from Southern California, I was unprepared for both the humid summers and the Siberian-esque winters. But once you get past the weather, Shreveport is an ideal college town. Much like the college itself, it's big enough for constant discovery but small enough to make you feel like you have a place.

    Am learning a lot

    After working with your advisor to create a proposal, you can pursue an individualized major. Mine is International Relations, with a focus in the Balkans and the Caucasus, and a minor in Political Science. I'm certainly learning a lot, both in and out of class. The professors are easy to talk to, the coursework is engaging (quite a change from high school), and your fellow students encourage you to think in different ways. One of my fondest memories is bantering about Aztec and Prussian history over a game of pool.

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students whom enjoy a quiet community, and their privacy. Also good for students who aren't big on Party Schools. Great environment for any student with new fresh ideas, different ideas. If your used to a small high school setting, and used to being asked to study and enjoy a good academic challenge, this is the place to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to come to Centenary ready to hit the books the first day of class! Centenary is declared one of the best Southern colleges, and there's a reason behind it! Teachers put in a lot of work for students to do outside of class, but if you follow through and keep up with all your work you'll find yourself well beyond prepared for graduate school/any work area you are interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    The cafeteria food, is nothing like home cooking, but the price for residence life is worth it. The residence halls provide you with a great environment, and a residence life staff on every floor to keep up with you and be there for you. Tuition is a little pricey, but the teachers are defiantly not here for the money, they are here for YOU the student, and to prove their love for the subject they teach. Overall, its expensive, but with all the financial aid Centenary offers, and other scholarships out there, it's very much worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I personally am a fan of a small learning environment Centenary was the best choice, and the closest to home. You get to know everyone by their name, and meet people through either greek rush week, classes you take, or organizations you join. The staff, residence life, and all organizations always find a way to get students to meet each other and always make Centenary feel safe. I have never felt happier being at Centenary, even during mid-terms the atmosphere on Centenaries Campus has been beyond worth it.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are very concerned about the students success. If a student needs to talk to them outside of class they are always willing to schedule an appointment in their office or talk to them via e-mail or through the telephone. The more you visit and get to know your professor, the better off you are. They enjoy knowing you on a personal level and seeing how hard of a worker you are as a student.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to get ahead, who want to be out of the box, or who want a challenge in their college education.

    Tips for prospective students

    As cliche as it may sound, always do your best. Since the work load can be heavy at times, falling behind will put you behind. Also, professors like to see students interested in their subject. They will be more willing to help if they see you really want it.

    Bang for the buck

    Looking at the numbers alone, this school is very expensive. However, compared to other private schools, it's not that bad, especially to those in Louisiana (if you're from there). I suggest starting there as a freshman in order to get the best scholarships.

    Did enjoy being here

    The small community allows you to really get to know people. I'm not an overly outward person, and I found it easy to make friends. Many of the students, and even the staff and faculty, are friendly toward each other. Clubs are usually small, allowing you to make great friends there, for school and for life.

    Did learn a lot

    Since it's a small campus, many professors are willing to work with you and help you succeed. Fellow classmates are also easy to talk to and possibly get tutoring from. The curriculum is not easy but not overly challenging. You learn inside and outside of the classroom, from textbooks and from others. You can learn more about the world and about yourself here.

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are social and like meeting a lot of people. you literally get to know just about everyone on campus. Greek life is so much fun but the social setting doesn't interfere with studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tours and visit days. As a student worker in Admissions I can guarantee you that the Admissions recruiters are super friendly and the Ambassadors give great information on tours.

    Bang for the buck

    Though it is kind of pricey, there are lots of scholarships to apply for and opportunities for financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    Because of the small campus and friendliness of everyone here, it is not hard to make friends quickly. There are so many activities to get involved in.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors make sure you take something away from the classes. It's not simply boring textbook learning or mindless lecturing. I love the in-class discussions.

  • 01/03/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 10

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are very motivated and like a small community setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would make sure you don't lose your academic momentum coming in from high school. Also don't think that just because you are a new student that you won't be put in leadership opportunities cause you will.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but many scholarships are offered and student loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    We have 2 sororities on campus and 4 fraternities. Even if you aren't involved in Greek Life you will still be friends with people that are and the Student Life is great. There is always something to do and always activities to enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are great! They will help you out in every way possible. Our biology class has a lab integrated with it so it offers hands on learning.