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Central College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 42 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,576)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $48,671)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 46 - - -
Basketball 33 30 - -
Football 132 - - -
Golf 27 17 - -
Soccer 37 25 - -
Softball - 32 - -
Tennis 18 17 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 49 43 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 48 45 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 22 - -
Volleyball - 37 - -
Wrestling 43 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.3%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 1.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.1%
Two or more races 0.9%
White/non-Hispanic 87.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Central College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 5
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Loveland, CO
  • 4
  • There is pretty much a place for everyone, no matter your preference in living arrangements. It would be a good idea to research each of the dorms before you pick…

  • Aug-06-2012 Read More
  • Megan from Bondurant, IA
  • 4
  • At Central there's a little bit of everything for everyone. We're supposed to be a dry campus, but parties still go on and alcohol still gets is, but I highly…

  • Jul-19-2013 Read More
  • Carston from Traer, IA
  • 4
  • The dorms are all nice and they all have different Advantages of living in them over all they are all modern and fun places to be.…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Megan from Bondurant, IA
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    If you're a picky eater like me, there are some nights and days where it's hard to find something you like to eat. Also it seems at times like there is a lot of greasy food, if you don't like salad all the time and cold sandwiches for dinner. However, Central does have a pretty good variety and if they aren't serving anything that suits your palate there a plenty of nearby restaurants to pick from and a couple of small stores.

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  • 5
  • Alex from Polk City, IA
  • Jun-15-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 3 places to eat on campus that are covered by the meal plan. There is CUIFS, which is a buffet and is the main place to eat. There are so many options there AND there is dessert. Yummy! There's also GCS which has more of the fried foods. It's kind of a burger joint and is actually really good! The last place, which is my favorite, is the Cafe. They make great drinks and have great food for breakfast and lunch. A great way to start the day!

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  • 4
  • Stormy from Pella, IA
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    There are three different food places on campus, each of them serving different types of food. The variety is great, but either way, you still end up missing food made by your parents.

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  • 5
  • Michelle from Gonzales, TX
  • Nov-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Central's food and dining is by far some of the best cafeteria food I have had. Most of the food is fresh from local markets and prepared home-made. There is always a large variety of choices to choose from.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Johnston, IA
  • Nov-25-2012 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    You've got the dining halls but most importantly; YOU HAVE DUTCH LETTERS.

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  • 4
  • Mackenzie from West Union, IA
  • Nov-21-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I LOVE Central's food and dining! They have so much variety, from the main cafeteria (Grand Central Station/CUIFS) to a cute little coffee shop similar to Starbucks in the library, and a little sandwich shop too.

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  • 5
  • William from Elgin, IA
  • Oct-13-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Central Market is a great place to eat. There is always a wide variety of foods that all taste great.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Stormy from Pella, IA
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I am involved in Psi Sigma Tau on campus. From what I gather about Greek Life, our groups are a lot less party oriented (minus perhaps one or two groups). There are a variety of groups to choose from.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Loveland, CO
  • Aug-06-2012 I am a past student here

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities on campus, and the variety among them is great. Plus, they aren't national fraternities, so dues are manageable.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Iowa City, IA
  • Jul-12-2012 I am a current student here

    There really is no Greek Life. We have a small group of students who are involved in this but it's not very popular.

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  • 0
  • Breanne from Pella, IA
  • May-17-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is on a much smaller scale than bigger universities however there are still many groups here at Central. The full list includes Alpha Delta Epsilon, Alpha Zeta Chi, Beta Kappa Epsilon, Greek Council, Phi Delta Tau, Psi Sigma Tau, Sigma Phi Omega, Theta Kappa Alpha, and Zeta Upsilon.

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  • 0
  • Rachael from Lakewood, WA
  • Apr-25-2012 I am a current student here

    I am in a sorority and I love it. We have 5 social sororities/fraternities on campus and the rest are academic or major based. I love the sorority I'm in and it's a great way to meet new friend and different kinds of people.

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  • 0
  • Darci from Wellman, IA
  • Mar-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Getting involved with a Fraternity or a Sorority is not only a good experience and fun, it also looks good on a job application.

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