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Centenary College

Centenary College is a four-year independent, coeducational, liberal arts and career studies college located in Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary’s educational philosophy blends traditional educational values with a technologically innovative approach to learning, providing each student with a quality educational experience designed around them.

Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Commercial and Advertising Artx  
Education, Generalx  
Elementary Education and Teachingx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Equestrian/Equine Studiesxx 
Fashion/Apparel Designx  
Finance, Generalx  
Graphic Designx  
History, Generalx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies x 
Management Sciencex  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Secondary Education and Teachingx  
Social Workx  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technologyx  

Academic Life

Centenary College of New Jersey is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Centenary College is also accredited by the National Association of State Directors for Teacher Education and Certification. We enjoy full-accreditation status from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), full accreditation from the Council on Social Work (CSWE), and Specialized Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Centenary's reputation is built on a caring faculty, a diverse student body, small classes and a balanced blend of liberal arts and career studies. At Centenary, our faculty matches the way they teach to the way each student learns. Each First Year student attends a full-year, student-centered, learning program.

Campus Life

All Centenary College freshmen participate in our First Year Experience. This year-long program is designed help you bridge the transition from high school to college.

Centenary provides a number of academic success services, health and counseling services, campus-wide security, outstanding dining, comfortable residences and dorms, career services, intramural sports, social activities, clubs, community service projects, academic organizations, and special campus events. We are  committed to providing opportunities for you to meet people, make friends, get involved, be successful, and have fun!

Facilities and Resources

Centenary has been renovating and expanding its facilities, offering students technologically sophisticated classrooms and new laboratory buildings. The collegeís 65-acre Equestrian Center is located 15 minutes from the campus. Recent facilities improvements included the construction of new residence halls, expansion of our Athletic Center, construction of a new Environmental Science Center at the Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery, and completion of the 68,000-square-foot David and Carol Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Athletics / Sports

Centenary students enjoy a full range of sports activities including 13 NCAA Division III teams, as well as nationally ranked IHSA Equestrian teams. We are a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference. A variety of seasonal intramural activities are planned throughout the year.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Centenary disbursed $15 million of financial aid to eligible students 98% receiving some form of assistance. The College believes that individuals in pursuit of higher education should attain their goals regardless of financial need. Our Financial Aid office assists students in every way to make their education affordable.


Centenary College admits students without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, age, or national origin. You will find the application and decision process personal and convenient. The Admissions Office is here to assist you through all elements of the application process.

Your admissions file will include: your full time application, your  official high school transcript, your SAT/ACT scores, your 500-700 word essay, and a $30 non-refundable application fee.

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