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A private liberal arts school in Shreveport, Centenary College prides itself on fostering “global engagement” within students. Indeed, the school provides some “one of kind...opportunities [for undergrads] to immerse [themselves] in other cultures, both locally and internationally.” As one excited student explains, “Their support for student travel through mission work and study abroad was a huge reason I chose to make my home here.” Additionally, Centenary undergrads highlight the social sciences department which “offers really great student-faculty research collaboration and independent research opportunities.” They are also quick to mention the “rigorous” biology department which boasts a “90 percent acceptance rate into medical school.” Undergrads find that their professors at Centenary are “highly engaged” and “really nice.” Their instructors strive “to connect” with students and to craft “assignments geared towards something we would understand or help us to understand the changing world.” Undergrads here truly feel that their instructors are “invested in [their] education and success.” As proof, one thrilled Centenary student reports that many professors “give out their cell phone numbers, eat at the cafeteria, and some even hold events for their students at their homes.” And another satisfied student gushes, “[The professors] are one of my favorite parts of going to school here.”

Student Body

Students at Centenary love that their peers “are all incredibly accepting.” As they stroll through campus, students realize that “there’s no pressure from others to act or present yourself in a certain way.” And though the school is comprised of “predominately white middle-upper class” students, undergrads do mention that “for such a small, Southern school, there is actually a fair amount of racial, gender, and sexual diversity.” Similarly, even though Centenary is located in a “traditionally conservative state,” students assert that their classmates are “very open and progressively minded.” They also continually prove themselves to be “very nice and hardworking.” This helps to explain why the student body is so “tight knit.” As one student exclaims, “Everyone knows everyone, and it’s impossible to go on campus without seeing someone that you [are friendly with].” A fellow undergrad agrees, “You can always find someone who is there for you when you need someone to talk to. Since we are small we are also close to each other. We care for each other and make sure you are at your best.” And a third classmate happily sums up, “Everyone makes this place feel like home. I’m from Texas, and everyone here gives me this homey Creole feeling.”

Campus Life

It’s quite easy to lead an active and fulfilled life at Centenary College. To begin with, “the Centenary Activities Board hosts events quite often to provide students with opportunities to get together and have fun.” We’re told that “karaoke night is very popular.” Certainly, “there are a variety of clubs and organizations to get involved with,” as well. For example, one student boasts that he’s personally involved in “Student Government, the Christian Leadership Center, and I work on campus.” Additionally, Greek life is strong here, and events are [thrown] regular[ly].” The many productions put on by the theater department are also well attended. “Students [like going] to the Robinson Film Center where we get in for free due to their partnership with the Centenary Film Society.” The college also seems to attract a large number of athletes. Hence, “sports are a very big part of campus life.” Finally, undergrads periodically head off-campus to “go out to eat, or go on trips and retreats with our [student] organizations.” However, students do note that “other than that, we don’t leave campus much; there’s really no need. Everyone is so interlocked and connected, we’re always hanging out with each other.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jessie Heflin
Receptionist and Guest Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA 71104

Phone
800-234-4448

Email
admission@centenary.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Meadows Museum of Art
Dr. Ed Leuck Louisiana Academic Arboretum
Shehee Baseball Stadium
Anderson Choral Building
Gold Dome Multisport and Entertainment Complex
Peavy Climbing Tower Crumley Gardens Feazel Instrumental Hall Fitness Center Jones-Rice Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Robinson Film Center
Biomedical Research Facilities
Independence Stadium
The Strand Theater
Red River Entertainment District
Red River Chimp Haven Blade Studios Artspace

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and weekends by appointment
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F; 9AM - 12Noon by appointmen
800-234-4448

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: hourly, 9am-3pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
hourly 9am-4pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@centenary.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not during exam periods

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Air, buses, taxis with closest airport being about 10 miles from campus

Driving Instructions to Campus
Exit I-49 South and exit on Kings Highway. Turn left on Kings Highway. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right. From I-20 East or West, exit I-49 South. Exit Kings Highway and turn left. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right. From I-49 North, exit Kings Highway and turn right. Proceed 1.3 miles and turn left on Centenary Boulevard. Enter campus at the first entrance on your right.

Admissions

Applicants: 893
Acceptance Rate: 60%
Average HS GPA: 3.54







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