Centenary College of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA, USA
4.35 Average Rating

Founded by the United Methodist Church in 1825, Centenary College of Louisiana is a 4-year college in northwest Louisiana and the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River. Centenary confers bachelor’s degrees in 22 academic majors. Additionally, all students are required to enroll in courses through Centenary’s TREK program featuring courses focused on cultivating a liberal arts mindset and experiential learning. For a break from classwork, Centenary is home to the three-acre Ed Lueck Louisiana Arboretum featuring native and exotic plant species.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2019 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
53%
Out-Of-State Students
45%
87%
Submitting ACT
26%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
607
Total Number of Undergrads
552
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
75%
20-39 Students
23%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,343
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,580
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,580
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,400
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,704
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,045
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,148

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
65%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,427
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$269
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
79
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Gents and Ladies
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Shreveport
Dallas
Houston
New Orleans
Austin
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
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.
PRINCES from Shreveport, LA
It is a very social, friendly, and opportunistic college
Daija from Memphis, TN

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