About Berea College

Founded in 1855, Berea College. is a Private college. Located in Kentucky, which is a city setting in Kentucky, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,665 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Berea College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 145 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Berea College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate32%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1000-1220
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 73% were in the top quarter, and 31% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Berea College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
33%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
56%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
44%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
56%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
33%
“I feel extremely safe”
44%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
22%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
56%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
44%
“They keep regular office hours”
56%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
33%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Berea College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    39 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    38 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.9 stars. 88 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    40 Students rated academics 4.8 stars. 88 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Berea College?

11 Students rated Berea College

Ellie - 07/06/2020

When I first enrolled at Berea as a freshman I didn't enjoy it as much. However, Berea has really come through for me especially right now when we need all the help we can get. I've learned so much there, about life, people, diversity, Appalachian culture, and a fair bit about U.S-Japan politics. Berea College taught me that just because you're poor or disadvantaged, that doesn't mean you can't have nice things and be successful.

Seth

When I first applied to colleges I was terrified of the stadium classroom, one professor for 100 students trope. That isn't here. Once you're in your major the class size is often ten or less per professor and anxiety drops significantly .The college gives you a job so you don't have to worry about anything here but school work which there will be plenty of!

Kailey

I have really enjoyed my time at Berea. The small classrooms offer a nice feeling and plenty of time to interact with professors and other students when needed. Berea also provides students with a job to help pay with tuition. It also helps that you do not have to declare your major until your Sophomore year, so if you change your mind it's okay!

Hannah

Berea College is a great college that focuses on helping those in the minority, whether it is because of racial background, sexual orientation, or poverty. The course work is intense no matter what major, sometimes too much so. However, the faculty and professors here are extremely supportive because they know how difficult it is. There is support to be found no matter where one is, and that's one of the best things about Berea College.

Berea College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Berea College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Berea College is 32%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My advice to find the college right for you would be to find a school that has caring professors. If the professor cares about the success of the student, it drives the student to succeed. The school I attended has amazing professors and several of my former classmates agree that the professor makes all the difference, not only in success, but in enjoying the classes and really learning about the subject. When the professor is excited about teaching, it makes the students excited about learning. The way in which the class material is presented can make the difference in whether a student "survives" college or makes the most of it. Caring professors are also great resources to find successful post-college avenues; they may know someone in the chosen field or be a contact person for an internship. Small schools are usually the way to go if you want this one on one connection. Though there may be a sacrifice of the expensive, state of the art facilities and certain programs that only large schools have, it is worth it to have the support you need right there in the classroom and make college the experience of a lifetime.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think one of the worst things could be the rules. It is a small, private liberal arts Christian college in Kentucky and a lot of the rules are outdated.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone is incredibly bright, and each of them add something completely different to the classroom, this makes the class incredibly enjoyable.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The thing that I consider the best thing about my school is the class size. All of the classes that I have taken, there has not been over 25 students.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Diverse communtiy that offers many courses for the student who wants to do everything.

    Read all  9 answers
  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My school was the first interracial school in the south. We faught for interracial education even when the state of Kentucky passed a segregation law. Also, we were one of the firsts to educate men and women together. We're well respected throughout the country and our academics rank in the top colleges within the country every year. Also, every student on the campus has to have a work-study job. That means we can take care of ourselves because we are the major labor force for the college. We have fireside crafts that we make, too.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    that i would need to save a little more money.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind that needs a school willing to take care of them financially. One who has no where else to go and no family to help them out.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Berea College is a work school. Every student has a campus job that allows us to learn self respect and work habits while in school. The school isn't focused on fraternities and sororities. Everyone gets along happily and it's the perfect campus.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who has enough money to pay for college shouldn't attend this school because they would be taking the place of a deserving student that can't afford college that Berea can help. Also someone who feels uncomfortable in a liberal but religious setting should not attend this school.

    Read all  4 answers
  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    inexpensive good education, christian based, racially integrated

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Berea College is the Financial Aid office. This school is supposed to be free tuition, but they apply all of these fees into your term bill. When trying to get additional financial assistance, it is extremely difficult. The people in the office can be rude at times and like to discuss your difficulties in front of other people.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    They are tough but I have learned so much! I am grateful for my professors they want you to succeed and they believe in their students!

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There is something for all, but I would say Bonner scholars

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    That Berea students are highly intelligent and I do agree with that!

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

1,665

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

44%

Out-Of-State

49%

In-State

7%

International

Organizations

74

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

84%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Berea College receive some sort of financial aid. 91% were awarded federal grants. While 9% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,470

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$700

Books and Supplies

$6,472

Room and Board

32,642

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$2,175
$30 - $48K
$3,101
$48 - $75K
$6,805
$75 - $110K
$21,765
$110K & UP
$34,980

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