Centenary College

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Introduction to Centenary College

Centenary College is in Hackettstown, New Jersey. In 1867, the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church established the school. The school has gone from a girl's preparatory school to a junior college for women and then a coeducational institution.

Today, Centenary is a 42-acre campus with an equestrian center and off-campus learning centers in MetroPark and Parsippany, New Jersey. The Center for Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) helps working students who cannot attend a traditional university further their education through accelerated degree programs.

Student Life at Centenary College

Students at Centenary can take campus or online classes. Centenary was the first school to go wireless in 2003, offering students wireless laptops to use for study.

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of intramural sports, clubs and organizations. The school is known for its commitment to service education, requiring students to take part in community service projects. Students in the equine programs may compete with other schools through the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association or the Intercollegiate Dressage Organization.

Centenary competes in NCAA Division III athletics. Although originally part of the Skyline Conference, the Centenary College Cyclones now fight their sports battles with the schools of the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

FAQs on Centenary College

Is Centenary College an Accredited Institution?

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education accredits Centenary College. This institution is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

What Are the Requirements for Acceptance Into Centenary College?

Students interested in applying to Centenary College should start by setting up a personal appointment with one of the admissions counselors. Students need to produce verification of high school graduation or equivalency, as well as official transcripts from the SAT or ACT standardized tests, a nonrefundable fee and completed application.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Centenary College?

The school does its best to provide financial aid to as many students as possible, especially to students in need. Centenary helps students calculate their estimated tuition costs through the HESAA tuition aid grant award estimator.

All students should fill out a FAFSA form for government loans, grants and work study. There are also several scholarships available to help offset tuition fees, including the Cyclone Awards, the Leadership Awards, the Achievement Awards, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship.

What Are the Career Possibilities With Centenary College?

Unique to Centenary, Equine studies focus on equine science, equine business management and riding instruction and training. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration has several concentrations to choose from, such as sports management, finance and marketing.

Communication and fine arts features associate's and bachelor's degrees in fashion design, fashion merchandising and graphic design. Other degree options include education, biology, English, accounting, global studies, social work, sociology, criminal justice and more.

What Notable Individuals Have Graduated From Centenary College?

Over the years, Centenary College has graduated such notables as Debbie Harry of the legendary rock group Blondie, Bette Cooper, Miss America 1937, and Cole Kimball, professional baseball player.