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About Central

Welcome to Central

Central College is four-year, private, residential liberal arts college founded in 1853. Central is designed
to provide high-quality education to help open doors for a lifetime for students. The college’s campus is
located in Pella, Iowa.

At Central you are encouraged to use an open mind and explore as far as your mind can reach. We offer
dozens of undergraduate programs, including many pre-professional programs. At Central you become
part of a community where others truly want you to succeed. There are over 100 clubs and activities to
get involved in, including study abroad. Your Central experience will open doors and prepare you for a
lifetime of opportunities after graduation.

Explore the Area

Central College is located in Pella, Iowa, a picturesque town with a diverse array of restaurants and
shopping near campus. Des Moines—the state capital—is only a short drive away and provides all the benefits of a large metropolitan area, such as major sporting events, concerts, theater performances and festivals. Pella, population; 10,000 is home to several major international companies including Pella Corporation (Pella Windows) and Vermeer Corporation.

Located in the “American heartland,” Iowa is a land of beautiful rolling hills and like most of the Midwest, has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Check out what Pella and Des Moines have to offer.

Our Numbers Say it All

Central’s Legacy

Our legacy continues to grow and gain the attention of students and scholars worldwide.

Students walking around Central's campus