College Junior 2013-11-30T01:35:37Z
Danville is a tiny, charming town.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:34:16Z
Workload is extremely heavy. Coming to Centre is essentially like going to an ivy league school. You'll be ready for graduate school. However, stress levels can run high because of demanding classes.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:34:16Z
Some of the professors are absolutely incredible, and unlike any others you will ever have. But, there is always the chance that the new professors (which are usually brought in and taken out within a year or two) may be much less than ideal. Just being honest.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:27:26Z
Centre students and professors are INCREDIBLY accepting, and encourage others to be who they are. With that being said, the campus is not racially diverse. It's predominantly white, but Admissions is working to change this (in a very proactive way). Also, there are international students from Spain, England, China, Japan, and other countries.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:24:36Z
Some students drink, some do not. I haven't heard of anyone using hard drugs on campus.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:21:34Z
Greek life at Centre is great because it doesn't really matter. There are six fraternities and only four sororities, so you get a pretty even spread in each of the houses. Since around half of campus "goes greek", there is a really good mix of personalities in each chapter as well. Also, it doesn't matter if you join one or not since the system is so low key. The fraternity houses have parties on weekends that are open to any student who wants to go, and the sororities do a ton of community service (as do the fraternities).
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:18:34Z
Centre is known for giving plenty of financial aid.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:18:10Z
The IT Center is amazing and will do whatever they can to help you. That being said, Centre's computer labs are usually full, and the internet connections in dorms is not always stable.
College Junior 2013-11-30T01:16:32Z
There are a few excellent places to try off campus, but they are... few. Try La Hacienda or Guadalajara.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T02:14:14Z
There isn't a whole lot. But on the flip side there doesn't need to be. What there is though is clean and convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T02:03:03Z
I believe that school's value isn't so much in its diploma but in the experience that one gains there. There is so much there for me.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T02:00:12Z
Quaint is the best way to do it. Danville has one "best small town in America" several times.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T01:57:24Z
I have met a whole host of people. Centre by no means can boast about there diversity in the face of many other schools but there are many different people from many walks of life.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T01:54:02Z
I have never had a problem with campus security. I for the most part have always tried to stay out of trouble and give them little reason to take issue with me.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T01:52:11Z
The Greek life chapters provide ample community service opportunities along with a multitude of fun themed parties.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T01:49:52Z
For the dorms that I've lived in there have been very few extra amenities. In order to get to class for most of them all that is required is to cross a road. Brockman and Pearl are wonderful. Pearl has the feel of a hotel while Brockman is pretty much a condo complex.
College Sophomore 2013-11-14T01:47:09Z
There are a good number of options. Very few however are easily accessible to those with out a car.
College Sophomore 2013-10-25T19:51:39Z
Centre is in the middle of Kentucky. Most days its as beautiful as can be and much warmer than my native Massachusetts. There isn't much snow, which I miss. In the spring though it gets crazy, often fluctuating between hat and cold. I enjoy it overall.
College Senior 2013-08-20T14:28:51Z
Centre is definitely trying to address its lack of racial, ethnic, and social diversity. It seems we are on the right path or at least on the right rhetorical path. The college has a board to increase diversity in the student body and in the college community.
"The Diversity Office works to increase the diversity of the faculty, staff, and students so that the Centre community will more fully reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of a global society."
The admissions office this past year, I believe, admitted a class of students that was more than half from outside of Kentucky. This might seem like no big deal, but it's a significant step to increasing the national brand and getting more people from various backgrounds to campus.
While it is true that Centre does have mostly middle-class students, Centre sports a wide range of students from various socio-economic backgrounds. "More than 85 percent of our students receive need-based or merit scholarships, grants, loans, and/or campus jobs." I know I couldn't have attended the college without the financial aid and merit scholarship I received.
The college is predominately white. From what I've seen, this doesn't translate into racial discrimination though. However, white students aren't often sensitive to the hard transition it can be for minority racial groups into a nearly all white community. The Diversity Student Union is a great group that tries to increase understanding and appreciation of diversity among the students. The membership of this organization could definitely increase.
The Posse Scholars is one of Centre's greatest assets in terms of promoting diversity. These students are wonderful and have really inspired me to be more aware of the beauty of all types of people.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T19:04:49Z
The freshman (girl) dorms really aren't bad at all. They have plenty of space and even though the buildings might be a little old, they're still very functional and kept very clean. Nevin, which is a freshman boy's dorm is a total shit show. They put a lot of the freshman athletes in there and it frequently smells like booze and B.O., but that is because of the people who live there. Despite it's shambliness, it is something every Centre student should experience once. Depending on who your RA is, you can have a very negative or positive experience. My RA wasn't strict at all, so I never had any problems, but other friends of mine often got reported for being too noisy, although nothing serious happened with that. Old Quad is probably as bad as housing options get, but by your junior or senior year, housing isn't really an issue because most of those people by then get rooms in Pearl or Brockman which are much newer and nicer. Pearl almost reminds me of a nice hotel and Brockman commons are apartment style housing. The lottery system can suck if you get placed towards the end of the list, but at least it's fair. And if your roomie gets a better number than you, then you guys can just pick a room whenever they're called. So it all works out.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T18:54:55Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe at Centre. Crime is practically unheard of and DPS does nightly rounds around campus to check for creeps. People leave their doors unlocked a lot because they know nobody is going to take their stuff. It's even common for people to leave their laptops sitting at a table in the library or somewhere if they need to run to print something out, get food etc. It'll still be sitting there when they get back. You can also call DPS at any time if you feel unsafe walking around campus and they will pick you up and drive you to your dorm if you really want them to. I have a friend who called them so she could talk to them on her way back from the frats because she didn't like walking alone and they were more than happy to stay on the phone with her.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T18:49:05Z
It's pretty hard to get into any serious trouble at Centre. In regards to drinking, we have a "no original containers" policy and DPS says you can't drink under 21, but I have never seen them check ID's. As long as you put it in a solo cup, you can drink walking right past them and they won't care. Just don't become belligerent and pass out in a bush or something and they'll leave you alone. They know people drink and they don't care as long as you don't cause a scene. If you do get caught with an original container, depending on how nice you are to them and how sorry you are, they might just let you off with a warning. If they cite you, you might have to pay a small fine, but that's really it. Your parents don't even have to find out.
College Sophomore 2013-08-06T18:44:45Z
There aren't really any housing options off campus at Centre, but they aren't really needed either. There is always a lot going on at Centre's campus during the regular week and most weekends, so a lot of students just party and go out there. Most students live on campus all four years, which is nice because everyone stays close and they don't really feel the need to leave that often, unless they're going to a UK game or Keeneland.
College Senior 2013-07-25T16:23:55Z
The "nightlife" is pretty much non-existent, given Centre's location.
College Senior 2013-07-25T16:23:10Z
The classes are challenging, yet fulfilling. Professors take a genuine interest in their teaching and their students.
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