Freshman Admissions

At Centenary University, you will be much more than just another student. You will be a member of a tight-knit community of scholars. Our faculty, staff, and students are all fully invested in each other’s academic and career success.

We offer “big university” opportunities with a small-school philosophy that provides individualized attention for each and every student. As a result of our collaborative approach to learning, Centenary boasts the second-highest four-year graduation rate among all private universities in New Jersey. 

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Transfer Admissions

At Centenary, we understand the needs and unique characteristics of all students who are making this transition. Our small, private school environment provides you with the tools needed to succeed.

Enrollment Counselors at Centenary University will work with you through the entire admission process, from helping you complete your admission application to evaluating your transfer credits to helping you register for classes for your first semester! We want to help you transfer as many credits as possible toward your degree, and ensure you immediately feel like a part of our campus community.

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Transfer Admissions

At Centenary, we understand the needs and unique characteristics of all students who are making this transition. Our small, private school environment provides you with the tools needed to succeed.

Enrollment Counselors at Centenary University will work with you through the entire admission process, from helping you complete your admission application to evaluating your transfer credits to helping you register for classes for your first semester! We want to help you transfer as many credits as possible toward your degree, and ensure you immediately feel like a part of our campus community.

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Graduate Admissions

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? A graduate degree from Centenary University will expand your career opportunities and earning potential. We offer master’s degrees and certifications in Business, Counseling, Education and Leadership and Public Administration as well as a doctorate degree in Education, a Leadership certificate and Education certifications.

Classes can be built around your busy lifestyle. We offer traditional classroom programs at our main campus in Hackettstown, at our learning centers in Parsippany and Edison, as well as accelerated courses online, and in a blended online/in-person format.

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International Admissions

Welcome International Students! Thank you for your interest in Centenary University. Centenary is a four-year, career oriented liberal arts university, and is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. The University has a long history of educating international students and our international students have gone on to great success in their professional and personal lives.

The University highly values the global perspectives that our international students bring to the campus, and you will find our faculty, staff and student body very welcoming to our international population, creating a very warm and comfortable environment in which to study and experience America. Centenary is large enough to provide you a high quality education and cultural experience, yet small enough to provide you with personal care and attention.

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Veterans Admissions

It is an honor to serve those who have served.

The Office of Veteran Services at Centenary University has been established on firm ground to provide valuable services and resources to student veterans, veteran dependents, active military, and reservists in the Centenary community. We are dedicated to assisting you in navigating internal and external systems, obtaining educational goals, developing initiatives, and helping to facilitate a seamless transition to the academic arena and successful integration to the campus community.

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