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Central College is a Private not-for-profit school located in Pella, IA. Central College has a total enrollment of 1,274 with a graduation rate of 67% and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Central College SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Central College.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$22,164
Avg. price for students living on campus$49,214
Avg. price for students living off campus$49,214


Total applicants3,071
Total admissions1,974
Admission rate64%
Application fee$25
Average staff salary$63,531

25th percentile score

SAT math470
SAT reading410
SAT writing
ACT composite20

75th percentile score

SAT math600
SAT reading560
SAT writing
ACT composite26

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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Source: The Central College data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.