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Central College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,648 Students

70% Admitted

  • 1,237 full time
  • 42 part time
  • 739 men full time
  • 867 women full time
  • 2,633 applied
  • 1,926 admitted
  • 412 enrolled

1,237 Undergraduates

$34,612 Tuition/Year

  • 108 Non-Degree
  • $34,612 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $10,280 room & board
  • $1,323 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Reformed Church in America
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Megan from Bondurant, IA
  • 0
  • A small college with lots of spirit, set in a quaint town with a rich history and traditions. A close-knit community is found here and the faculty is wonderful. Central…

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  • Carston from Traer, IA
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  • Central College works with you to allow you to study in different disciplines and they work with the other discipline areas to come up with a workable schedule for you.…

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  • Jordan from Clive, IA
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  • small college where you can easily make the closest friends you've ever had. you get support from the community, professors, faculty, alumni-everyone wants you to succeed.…

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  • Darci from Wellman, IA
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  • This college has a beautiful, easily accessible campus. The professors are very helpful. The other students and people on campus are very nice and welcoming.…

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Central College
  • Located in Pella, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,648 students enrolled
  • 70% admitted
  • $34,612 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Stephanie from Hawkeye, IA
  • I am a current student here

    The students and faculty at Central College are friendly and energetic. I have found that my professors and advisers are encouraging and want the best for me. The friends I have made are wonderful--I seem to be making new friends everyday. I love the feeling of walking through campus and knowing that I am in good hands.

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  • 5
  • David from Altoona, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Central has fun campus events every weekend and is near enough to a large city to have that as an option for fun as well. There are many sports programs and clubs available to be involved in and the whole student body is great to hang with in those settings or in any other.

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  • 4
  • Marianna from IA
  • I am a current student here

    Pella is a small town and it is easy to get board and lonely. Fortunately, the small community makes it easy to make friends. The school also provides a lot of activities to try to make school more enjoyable.

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