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 24 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 Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2020 May 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2021 May 1, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
53%
Out-Of-State Students
45%
80%
Submitting ACT
35%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1173
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
585
Total Number of Undergrads
552
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
74%
20-39 Students
24%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$5,129
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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.
$38,310
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.
$38,310
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.
$17,620
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
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.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,086
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.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,087
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,969

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.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,491
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.
$17,250
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.
$280

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
maroon and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Shreveport
Dallas
Houston
New Orleans
Austin
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,500

What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating