1,274
Students
Financial aid thermometer
31,342
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
64
64%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,071
Applied
1,974
Accepted
1,274
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

1,730
Females Applied
1,116
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,341
Males Applied
858
Males Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.56
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 August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

37,275
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Fees

10,280
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

31,342
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,856
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,934
Avg. Loan Aid
21,100
Avg. Grant Aid
26,584
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,274
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.24%
Black or African American 2.12%
White or Caucasian 86.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 1.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 1.18%
Other 3.06%

Gender

Male (47.41%)
Female (52.59%)

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 91%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
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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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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
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 No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

105
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 100
Part-time - 5
Male - 56
Female - 49