College Spotlight- Centre College

Lauren Wildoner, Messenger Reporter and Photography Coordinator

  • Located in Danville, KY
  • Founded in 1819, Centre College is a top-50 liberal arts college that attracts bright, highly motivated students from around the country
  • Approximately 1,400 students from 45 states and 11 foreign countries
  • Centre is highly residential, and almost all students live on campus
  • Centre has been No. 1 in the nation two of the last three years for percentage of students who study abroad. About 85 percent of students study abroad at least once by graduation
  • Need-based aid and merit scholarships offered. Approximately 90 percent of all first year students receive some form of assistance. Renewable competitive scholarships are available for about half of each first-year class — worth from $2,500 to full-cost-plus
  • Ranked #11 in the South among all colleges and universities, Centre is also ranked #4 in the South’s Liberal Arts Colleges category -Forbes, July 2015

“Centre grads simply can’t glow enough about their … academic gem in the geographic center of Kentucky.” The Alumni Factor guidebook