Central College

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Central College is a privately owned and operated four-year liberal art college located on a 130-acre campus in Pella, Iowa. The college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America but accepts students from diverse backgrounds and religious faiths. Total annual enrollment at Central is roughly 1,600 undergraduate students. The college has an excellent undergraduate academic program and is well known for its superb study abroad program.

General Information

Admission Office

812 University Street

Pella, IA 50219-1999

(641) 628-5286

(877) 462-3687

Fax: (641) 628-5316

[email protected]

Contact: Carol Williamson

Dean of Admission
Main Address

812 University Street

Pella, IA 50219

(877) 462-3687


Total undergrads: 1,558

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 405

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,445


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 77%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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