812 University Street Pella, IA 50219 877-462-3687
http://www.central.edu admissions@central.edu
About Central College
  • Year of Foundation 1853
  • Size of Campus 133 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Reformed Church
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,635
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 17%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $20,972
  • Room and Board $7,224
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,606
Central College, founded in 1853, is a private four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Learn more about our history. Read our welcome statement. Majors at Central: 39 majors with pre-professional advising available in several fields. Internships: 76% of Central students complete at least one internship or pre-professional experience. Sites include Iowa, Chicago, Washington D.C., and all of Central's study abroad locations. Outcomes after Graduation: 97% of Central graduates are employed in their field of choice, are enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation, or are pursuing a service opportunity after graduation. Average class size: 20 students.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Final Fling
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Zeta Mu, Mu Gamma Pi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chi, Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ACTION - Social Action Organization, Bread for the World, Campus Ministries, Catholic Campus Ministries, Central Concerns, Circle of the Pagan Moon, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Coalition for Multicultural Campus, International Club
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Distance to nearest bus Des Moines (45)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Des Moines (45), Des Moines (45)
  • Distance to nearest train Des Moines (45)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 2%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 32
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 10%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 84%
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 150,080
  • Number Of Microforms 51,950
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Museums N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,170
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 60
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number of e-books 11,373
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,600
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 233,860
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 100
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Vermeer Manufacturing, Des Moines Public Schools, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Principal Financial Group, ING Inc., Pella Corporation, Wells Fargo, Rockwell-Collins, Allied Insurance, Hormel, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, Cargill, Orchard Place, Children & Familie
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 84%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 85%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 56%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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