Central College
Pella, IA, USA

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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
64%
Acceptance Rate
2,340
Students Applied
42%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
31
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15 June 1
Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
US States Represented
32
Countries Represented
1
87%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1117
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
503
75th
585
Reading
25th
490
75th
588
3.50
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%
44
Top 50%
79

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
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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