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Admission & Aid

At Centre, expect an all-around educational experience that will excite and challenge you and take you far beyond the classroom.

Choosing Centre means choosing a top-tier education, hands-on learning opportunities, community service, a strong alumni network for career support, and a track record in affordability. 

Not only will you build your confidence here, but we think you'll also develop a healthy swagger. After all, our students don’t just come here to find success in the world — they come here to change it. 

We’re thrilled you’re interested in Centre. Apply today and open the door to many possibilities!

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What Makes Us Different?


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Average Student Aid Package


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Meet Our Admission Counselors

Got questions? Our admission counselors have answers! Connect with us to chat about your application, major and minors, financial aid, classes, and more.

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Find Your Academic Program

With more than 50 areas of study to choose from and the option to design your own major, we’re confident you’ll find a meaningful professional path.

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Join Us On Campus

Visit Centre

The best way to get a sense of Centre and what it can offer is to visit our campus in person. Sign up for an on-campus tour to learn more about academic, student, and residential life!

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Why Centre Is Right for You

Centre is a place where you become. Transform into a globally minded citizen with study abroad experiences. Develop into a proactive leader as you engage in community outreach programs. Connect with other Centre alumni for ongoing professional support.

Being at Centre has allowed me to pursue my goals, make connections, and have life-changing experiences that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.

Weston Brown

History and Philosophy (Pre-Law), class of 2023

Kansas City, MO

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Scholarships & Fellowships

You’ve worked hard in school, so you should have access to opportunities that reward you for it. Explore our many scholarship and fellowship offerings that can help you reduce your overall costs.

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Cost & Affordability

At Centre, you are our greatest investment. That’s why more than 90% of our students receive financial aid. We work with you to make an exceptional degree affordable.

Your Place To Thrive

With 98% of our students living on campus, we are a welcoming, tight-knit student body deeply engaged with one another and our surrounding community.
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Life at Centre

Do you want to be part of a vibrant crew with big hearts and open minds? Embrace community and connection and learn from diverse experiences at Centre!

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Housing and Dining

Find your home away from home here. Make new friends, stay up late debating the classics, and refuel with delicious and healthy meals.

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Life has its ups and downs, so making sure you’re taking care of every aspect of yourself is important. At Centre, we provide opportunities to stay active and find balance.