Central College

Pella, IA

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Central College

Central College

Central College Student Essentials

Central College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Reformed Church in America
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Dutch
Website: www.central.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $29,540
Out-of-State Tuition: $29,540
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 1,713
Year Established: 1853

About Central College

Central College, a small, private school in Pella, Iowa, offers an education that is grounded in liberal arts academics as well as civic engagement and creative expression.

Central College’s more than 35 majors include a combination of professional, academic and creative fields such as Actuarial Science, Business Management, Education, English, Music, Ministry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Theatre.

Service is a large part of the Central College experience, with many courses requiring that students take on local volunteer assignments. Students have volunteered in numerous capacities, working with the homeless, the disabled and with charitable organizations like Helping Hands and Big Hearts. They also undertake research and creative service projects related to their major.

Arts activities are numerous as well. Students can perform in an improvisational theatre group, join the drama department’s school play, and get involved in musical and visual arts activities and organizations. There is also a student-operated radio station and literary magazine. Central’s more than 75 other clubs and organizations include those that are cultural, religious and political.

Central’s admissions criteria are fairly selective and include one’s class ranking, grades and SAT or ACT scores.

Students may apply for different types of financial aid, including talent or merit scholarships to help offset tuition costs.

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Central College Map & Location

Central College
812 University
Pella, IA 50219


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Getting Around Central College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Pella, IA

Winter
Dec
35
17
Jan
31
13
Feb
36
17
Spring
Mar
48
27
Apr
62
40
May
72
51
Summer
Jun
81
61
Jul
85
66
Aug
84
63
Fall
Sep
76
54
Oct
64
42
Nov
49
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,713
Freshman Class 443
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,713

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 88%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 72%
Part-Time 28%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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