school spotlight: centre college

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Centre College
Danville, KY

Any student who’s interested in attending a top-notch liberal arts college in VA, NC, or TN should most certainly add KY into the mix. Why? At Centre College, one of the esteemed Colleges that Change Lives, students receive a remarkably personalized education and are guaranteed access to meaningful internships, collaborative research, and study abroad opportunities during their undergraduate years. The College’s nearly 1,400 students (all undergrads) have access to a traditional spread of liberal arts and science disciplines, and thanks to the 4-1-4 calendar system, all students can take advantage of unique CentreTerm opportunities during a shortened three-week January session. On campus, students can use CentreTerm to pursue a single course in-depth (such as “Creating Religious Identity through Food”) or conduct a self-designed research project; alternatively, they can travel abroad and learn on location—both through coursework (including “Ethics and Diversity” in Malaysia) and international internships in Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, and beyond. High achieving students should know that the Lincoln Scholars program awards 10 freshmen a renewable full-ride scholarship, while the Grissom Scholars program offers free tuition to 10 outstanding first generation college students.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.