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Centenary empowers you to DO MORE.

The beautiful campus is home to a family of faculty, staff, and students who encourage each other to think critically, care deeply, and achieve more.

A Centenary education is a rigorous and engaging journey. With professors who know your name and believe in your potential, you'll chart a course toward a rewarding and successful career. Centenary combines a traditional liberal arts education with real-world experience courses, internships, and study abroad opportunities. Centenary is Louisiana's only U.S. News & World Report Top National Liberal Arts College and is ranked as one of Princeton Review's "Best 387 Colleges."


Quick Facts

  • Student/Faculty Ratio 9:1
  • Men/Women 43%/57%
  • Louisiana residents 56%
  • Minority 34%
  • States represented 22
  • Countries represented 10
  • First Year Students 169
  • ACT (Middle 50%) 22-28
  • Average High School GPA 3.54


Centenary College of Louisiana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 to learn about the accreditation status of Centenary College, file a third-party comment at the time of the decennial review, or file a complaint for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

Alma Mater

Centenary College of Louisiana's school song is known as the Alma Mater. The words are by James Church Alvord. The verse and chorus commonly sung at graduation and other school ceremonies are:

Where the sleepy, silver bayou
Gleams among the pines,
Watching o'er the throbbing city
Alma Mater shines.

Forward, forward, Centenary—
Time and tide may fail,
But our hearts shall love thee ever—
Centenary, Hail.

Equal Opportunity at Centenary

Centenary College is an equal opportunity educational institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, veteran’s status, disability or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, recruitment or admission of students, scholarships, grant or loan programs, athletic or other College-administered programs, employment procedures, training programs, promotion policies or other related personnel practices. The College follows the guidelines for records established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974).

The College's designated coordinator for compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and the Internal Revenue Service is David Orr, Director of Athletics and Recreation.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.