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Centenary University Overview

Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Centenary University is a private not-for-profit institution. Hackettstown is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Centenary University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$31,694 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Centenary is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Centenary.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Centenary makes roughly $54,748 a year. This is 34% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Centenary student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Centenary University?


Contact details for Centenary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: 908-852-1400

How Do I Get Into Centenary?

You can apply to Centenary online at:

Admission Requirements for Centenary

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Centenary?

98% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
Since Centenary has an acceptance rate of 98%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 98%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Centenary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 610. Math scores were between 450 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Centenary University  ( 540 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 450 to 560 )
Centenary received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 12 and 23. Math scores were between 15 and 18. Composite scores were between 15 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Centenary University  ( 12 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Centenary University  ( 15 to 18 )
ACT Composite Scores for Centenary University  ( 15 to 22 )

Can I Afford Centenary University?

$31,694 Net Price
88% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Centenary is $31,694. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Centenary, approximately 88% of students took out student loans averaging $4,717 a year. That adds up to $18,868 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Centenary is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Centenary University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,028 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,128 undergraduate students at Centenary, with 1,028 being full-time and 100 being part-time.


There are also 423 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,028 full-time undergraduates at Centenary, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Centenary University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 85
Hispanic or Latino 176
White 662
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 79

Geographic Diversity

New Jersey students aren't the only ones who study at Centenary University. At this time, 8 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at Centenary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at Centenary University

123 Took All Classes Online
842 Took At Least One Class Online
22.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Centenary. In 2020-2021, 842 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Centenary has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Centenary

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Centenary University was 22.9%. This is the #996 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Centenary regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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