Central College Overview

Student population

Address812 University
Pella, IA
School Websitewww.central.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Distant

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
Level of StudyUndergraduate
Application DeadlineAugust 15, 2020

Central College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Pella, Iowa that offers undergraduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is bachelor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 2,772 students applied to Central College. Of those students, 1,940 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Central College was $37,296. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Central College.

Central College has a 72% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Central College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPARequired
Applicants admitted

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The Central College acceptance rate is 70%. To put this into perspective, 1,940 of the 2,772 students who applied to Central College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Central College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Central College had an SAT score between the range of 915 and 1,175. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Central College was between 20 and 27 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Central College as part of their application.

Central College Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Central College, the tuition for in-state residents is $37,296. Combined with fees of $0, room and board costs of $10,280, other expenses of $3,199 and the $1,323 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $37,296 in tuition.

Students at Central College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Central College was $5,147 last year, with 38% of students being awarded federal aid.

Central College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio11:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Central College.

Central College has a good gender split, with 51% of undergraduates being female and 49% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Iowa residents; in fact, 71% of all students reside in Iowa. However, 29% of students come from out-of-state . This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Central College is 11:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Central College Popular Majors and Programs

BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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