Centenary College of Louisiana


Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana, founded in 1825, is a selective liberal arts college offering undergraduate programs and a limited number of graduate programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. At this welcoming and spirited campus in Shreveport, Louisiana, students and faculty work together to build a community based on ethical and intellectual development, respect and concern for human and spiritual values, and the joy of creativity and discovery.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


A complete first-year application consists of the following:

  • High school transcript 

  • Essay 

Test Scores Considered

  • American College Test (ACT) and/or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) results sent directly to Centenary College from the testing service (we will also consider scores that are listed on an official high school transcript as official)

    • ACT Code for Centenary: 1576
    • SAT Code for Centenary: 6082
  • Strongly preferred but not required:


In addition to the high school transcript and essay, students who choose the test-optional option will also need to submit the following items:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal interview - contact your admission counselor to schedule this! 
  • Resume (strongly preferred but not required)

*Note: Test scores may be required for top merit award consideration.


A completed application consists of the following:

  • An official high school transcript that indicates graduation date;
  • An official college transcript from each college attended;
  • A statement of reason for transfer (250 - 500 words) should indicate reasons for transfer, future academic goals, and a discussion of how Centenary will further those goals;
  • Letter(s) of recommendation from a college professor or advisor (not required, but strongly preferred).

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School location

2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport, LA 71104, United States of America

Phone number

(318) 869-5131