Centre College is a small, independent, and selective liberal arts college. Our intensely personal and deeply engaging educational experience, highlighted by one of the nation’s leading study abroad programs and award-winning faculty, sets us apart as a top-50 national liberal arts college, attracting bright, highly motivated students from across the United States and beyond. Centre’s commitment to academic excellence paired with affordable cost also positions the College among the nation’s best educational values, evidenced by top national rankings that consistently name Centre a premier institution of American higher education.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Foreign Lanuage
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Centre College enrolls students who have completed strong college preparatory high school programs and have achieved good academic records in their course work. Students who have supplemented their high school curriculum with college coursework should pursue first-year student admission, not transfer admission.


We welcome applications from qualified students who want to transfer from other colleges or universities. A student pursues transfer admission if they were enrolled past the deadline for dropping classes at their previous institution. Any transfer student should be in good academic and social standing at his/her previous institution and be eligible for return. Transfer students must complete all of the College’s requirements for graduation. They must also complete at least 54 credit hours at Centre, including 23 of the last 30.

Additional Information

We are committed to making Centre affordable for students from various socioeconomic backgrounds. Our generous financial aid program includes a variety of merit scholarships, need-based grants, and other assistance. Ninety percent of our students receive some kind of aid. All students are encouraged to apply for need-based financial aid by filing the FAFSA and Centre Aid Form. All admitted students will be considered for merit scholarships regardless of financial need.
General merit scholarship consideration is automatic (no separate application required) and is based on a comprehensive review of your credentials and contributions.
Special and Premier Scholarships require a separate application. Descriptions and deadlines can be found at www.centre.edu/scholarships.
Special Scholarships are available for specialty areas including performing arts and language. We also offer scholarships for students who demonstrate leadership on issues of diversity & inclusion and community service.  
Centre’s three most competitive scholarship programs (ranging from full-tuition to full-ride-plus) recognize 10 incoming students per program annually through the Brown Fellows (model scholars), Lincoln Scholars (world changers), and Grissom Scholars (first-generation college students) programs. 

Visit us

See for yourself that our reputation for the personal touch is true. A visit includes a tour of campus and an information session. Seniors have the option to customize a more personalized visit; sit in on classes, meet with a professor or coach, or have an interview with an admission counselor. Also, consider spending the night in one of our residence halls. Because we make all efforts to customize your visit, a campus visit should be scheduled at least 7 days in advance if possible. In addition to our regular campus visits, we offer several special on-campus events throughout the year.

“No university faculty compares with Centre’s in the impact it has on the growth of young minds and personalities. Its faculty is earnestly committed to and excels at the art of teaching.”

Loren Pope, Colleges That Change Lives
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

600 West Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 423-6236