Central College

Pella, IA, USA
4.03 Average Rating

Established in 1853, Central College is a private, 4-year institution located on a 130-acre campus in Pella, Iowa. The college offers over 50 major and minor programs of study, and boasts a 76% rate of students completing internships. Central College is heavily invested in sustainability, and all students are required to complete a course in Global Sustainability, though instances of sustainability education can be found all throughout the college’s curriculum and facilities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Reformed Church in America
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1068
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,248
Total Number of Undergrads
1,248
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
65%
20-39 Students
34%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,618
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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.
$35,930
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.
$35,930
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.
$9,980
Books and Supplies
$1339

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
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.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,183
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.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,740
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,410

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.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,115
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.
$24,000
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.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
97%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Dutch
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
A small college with lots of spirit, set in a quaint town with a rich history and traditions. A close-knit community is found here and the faculty is wonderful. Central is the school that is going to help me create a better future for myself and others.
Megan from Bondurant, IA

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