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Centre College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $62,182)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,167)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 19 20 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 92 - - -
Golf 12 7 - -
Lacrosse 23 19 - -
Soccer 33 36 - Yes
Softball - 16 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 20 23 - -
Tennis 6 9 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor 18 23 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 17 - -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.4%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 2.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 88.1%
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 16 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 4
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tyhgita from Lynn, MA
  • 5
  • first-year dorms are surprisingly comfortable. although they are closely packed they are quite accommodating. the dorms for upperclassmen are all very environment-oriented.…

  • Feb-08-2012 Read More
  • Centre '11 Alum
  • 4
  • Virtually everyone lives on campus, which is a great way to meet people. Some of the upperclassmen dorms are beautiful, with lots of housing options for just you or even…

  • May-19-2013 Read More
  • Mariah from Georgetown, KY
  • 3
  • While Freshman dorms are not 5-star hotels, they are decent. The RAs take care of you and the halls are kept clean, bathrooms never overcrowded, and generally well-maintained. However, the upper-classmen…

  • Oct-19-2013 Read More
  • Sarah
  • 3
  • First year dorms aren't the best. Very small and sometimes the water isn't warm in the showers. Sophomore year dorms are a little worse. Very, very nice upperclassmen apartments and…

  • May-24-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-30-2017 I am a current student here

    The food in the main dining hall does not vary much. There is pizza, salad, some form of food from different cultures, hamburgers, and desserts. Sometimes the meat does not seemed fully cooked, so students will often throw away uneaten food. There are two other places on campus to get a quick meal and they seem pretty good, but sometimes the wait takes a while depending on where you go.

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  • 4
  • Sarah
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Cowan is decent for the first few months, but it gets kind of repetitive. They are making changes next year, so it may be better.

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  • 3
  • Jane
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Cowan is amazing because we never have to worry about preparing food, but it does get old after a while.

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  • 4
  • Mariah from Georgetown, KY
  • Oct-19-2013 I am a current student here

    In the words of my Hum 110 professor, The food's good. It could be better. I, for one, would like to see that the kitchen buys even more locally-grown produce.

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  • 3
  • Emily from Louisville, KY
  • May-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is pretty bad, however the other options on campus such as the Everyday Cafe and The Grill are really good.

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  • 3
  • Centre '11 Alum
  • May-19-2013 I am a past student here

    Cowan is the ubiquitous dining choice on campus for most meals, but you can always stop by Jazzman's for coffee if you're going to study. There are nice and affordable restaurants around town, as well as your favorite fast-food chains.

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  • 4
  • Hunter from Danville, KY
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Centre has one primary dining facility - which also adds to the community feel of the campus, and a couple other eating options on campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah
  • May-24-2014 I am a current student here

    6 fraternities, 4 sororities. It doesn't really matter at Centre, people hang out with people from all of them. Some are more reserved than others.

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  • 0
  • Mariah from Georgetown, KY
  • Oct-19-2013 I am a current student here

    About 40% of Centre students are apart of Greek life. I personally am not and do not plan to be, but those who are seem very pleased to have a strong support group behind them in all their endeavors. Those of different fraternities and sororities tend to eat and go out together.

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  • 0
  • Lisa from Sherwood, AR
  • Jun-06-2013 I am a past student here

    Awesome. Never met a better group of such intelligent and proactive members of the community in my life.

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  • 0
  • Centre '11 Alum
  • May-19-2013 I am a past student here

    85% of students go Greek. It's a great way to make new friends, observe beautiful traditions, and start your path in leadership and networking.

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  • 0
  • Hunter from Danville, KY
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a current student here

    6 different fraternity's on campus, and 4 different sororities, and while more than half of campus participates in Greek life Centre does a good job of not making it seem mandatory by any means.

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  • 0
  • Tyhgita from Lynn, MA
  • Feb-08-2012 I am a current student here

    greek life is prominent on campus and brings a lot of cool philanthropic opportunities to our school.

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