Central College
Pella, IA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
70%
Acceptance Rate
4,016
Students Applied
42%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
44
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2020 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
US States Represented
27
Countries Represented
3
95%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1161
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
610
Reading
25th
480
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
45%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
23
Top 25%
54
Top 50%
85

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@central.edu
Admissions Telephone: 877-462-3687
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
I would reccommend that a prospective student should always visit any college they are considering. There is no better way to know if you like the college than to visit. This way you can see if the college is really 'you.' Central even lets you stay overnight with a current student. My former roommate and I have hosted a few prospective students and it's always fun! Some prospective students are turned off by the fact that Pella (where Central is located) is a small town. Even though it's small, Pella has a lot of heart. There is always something going on in town and on campus and if you really crave the big city activities- Des Moines is only about an hour away.
Kailey from Ankeny, IA
Don't look at the price first. It's all about how you feel. Consider if you can see yourself here, then decide. Really look around. There is beauty in the campus. Beauty in the nature from the trees in the fall to the squirrels and beauty in the people. Staying overnight in a dorm is a great experience also. If you get the chance, go for it. You get to see how the students interact on campus.
Kim from Winterset, IA
Make sure you know what it is you want most from your school, be it an education, a social life, a chance to give back to the community, or small classes. For me Central is all these things and more, but that's based on the levels I want, each person has their own needs. So make sure to know what you want beforehand and ask the questions to find out if Central is the best fit for you, just try to ask more than one person as everybody has different experiences. Don't forget to take the tour, even if you chose not to come, you don't want to miss out on see the campus.
Megan from Bondurant, IA
Know that this is a place where no one completely fades into the woodwork, and your professors will check in on you if they think you're struggling.
Sarah from Loveland, CO

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