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Central College

Pella, IA

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Overview

Central College is a 4-year institution located in Pella, IA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 812 University
Pella, IA  50112
United States
Contact Chevy Freiburger
Director of Admission
Email: freiburgerc@central.edu
Phone: 641-628-7637
Fax: 641-628-5983

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,340
Applied
1,490
Accepted
1,120
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

1,051
Females Applied
685
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,289
Males Applied
805
Males Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.52
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
3 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.7

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

19,250
Private
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Fees

10,552
Room & board
4,892
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,333
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,506
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,254
Avg. Loan Aid
6,805
Avg. Grant Aid
11,594
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75.7%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,120
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.27%
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 84.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 1.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.18%
Two or more races 2.86%
Other 2.14%

Gender

Male (52.23%)
Female (47.77%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 96%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Annual Lemming Race, Breakfast of Champions and Candlelight Christmas Concert

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities Checkmark
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Most popular organizations:
Academic Honorary Associations and Health Professions Club, Music Ensembles, Campus Ministries, Student Senate and Students Concerned About the Environment (SCATE)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

100
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 86
Part-time - 14
Male - 50
Female - 50
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