About Berry College

Founded in 1902, Berry College. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,073 full time undergraduate students, and 101 full time graduate students.

The Berry College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 167 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Berry College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1060-1240
ACT Range24-29

Admissions at BC are considered Selective, with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 70% were in the top quarter, and 32% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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

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

Berry College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    88 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    63 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    89 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    88 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    89 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    88 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    90 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    89 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Berry College?

27 Students rated Berry College

Allee - 01/29/2021

I absolutely love it! With 27,000 acres to roam and explore there is never a shortage of outdoor adventure to be had. Classes are small which makes it an enjoyable learning experience and also helps in getting to know your classmates. I was recruited to play golf for Berry but I know that I would be happy here even if I were not playing. Berry is a very close knit community that focuses on the success of each student and makes everyone feel welcome. I am so blessed that I was chosen to attend such an amazing school and am thankful that my college experience will be one I will treasure always.

Eileen - 04/10/2020

Berry has a very beautiful campus and the people who attend are very nice. The friends I have made here will last a lifetime. My professors are very helpful and love seeing me in office hours. The only downside is the lack of diversity and the tuition. Many people transfer because they can not afford it.

Hunter - 09/09/2019

Berry is definitely the place for me. I have never felt more at home at a college. The academics here are amazing. Professors are always available to meet, during office hours, or even during other times. I've had professors schedule extra office hours late night so students could get a chance to see them if they didn't have time during the say. Academics are rigorous, but doable if you're willing to put in the work. Most students graduate with a job or go to grad school within six months, which is why I chose Berry. Tons of majors (I'm a double major and double minor) and minors to choose from, students have a good choice. Small classes are also great. After interning at a D1 school this past summer, I've never been more grateful to be at a D3 where professors want to know us, and don't just have their post-doc students teach for them. There are tons of awesome events always on campus. We have one night where our Student Activities Center is turned into a casino, another where we have an actual carnival on campus, etc. KCAB and the other clubs host a lot of fun events on campus like those, and also movie nights, game nights, spa treatments, and so much more. They also do off campus events like bowling and skate nights too. Plus, recreation does a lot of fun hikes and other activities on and off campus, so that's super fun. Plus, tons of clubs and organizations on campus host events during the week and the weekend, so there is always something to do. No greek life, but with these activities, no one really wants it anyways . Food is okay. Dhall is way better now than when I got here, so I would say it's actually pretty decent now. My only complaint would be the lack of options, cause other than Dhall, it's only Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and Miso (sushi place). However, there are tons of great restaurants in Rome that Berry students get discounts at. Berry is also doing more to improve safety, so I feel a lot better about that now then I used to. The gatehouse makes sure unauthorized visitors aren't on campus, and everyone on campus valuers safety a lot in my opinion. Pol;ice are always patrolling to make sure everything is okay. Although religion is big at the school, it's okay to not be a part of it. Religion is not shoved down anyone's throat, and although you may hear about students hosting bible studies or an event at the College chapel, you're free to participate or not. I love the Chaplain on campus though, and there are tons of great religious groups on campus, if you're interested. Sports are super good. Football, softball, volleyball, and basketball are the best, although all of the teams are pretty good. Sports games are always super fun, and the pack the house events are always a great time to go hang out with friends and enjoy the game. Dorms are a little old, and some are kinda small, but that's mostly for freshmen, as they get a lot nicer as you move up. However, the residence halls are an awesome place to form communities, and you meet a lot of great friends and study partners on your hall. The dorms are a great place to just foster and form new friendships. Overall, Berry is an amazing place to study if you want small classes, a chance to actually know your professor (and conduct research with them), and find a small student body that truly cares about learning, but also about just having a good time at college.

Kaylee - 08/20/2019

After visiting Berry college multiple times as well as other colleges I have made this my dream college. I loved the campus tours and how helpful they were of the questions I asked. The day I walked onto the college campus I knew it was for me. The deer, the old style housing, the gorgeous views and how welcoming the staff and students were . I hope to attend Berry after I graduate high school in spring of 2022. I cant wait for the new experiences and learning at Berry.

Berry College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Berry College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Berry College is 62%. 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?

    If I could talk to myself as a high school senior, I would advise myself to remember that I am going to college for me, not for the school and to keep everything in perspective. As an incoming freshman I came into Berry College excited, and when I was given a schedule, I was so happy to get it I didn't revise anything about the schedule. I didn't ask for help because I didn't want to give the administration any trouble. This was a mistake because I had a class at 8 AM, four days of the week, and because I was only taking 13 credit hours. These factors were detrimental because I'm not a morning person, so the early class was my lowest grade and it negatively and heavily impacted my GPA. Also, if I had taken more classes, I would have had a higher grade to help even out that poor grade's impact. If I were to have kept everything in perspective and known that the administration is there to help me with any issues, I would have never gone without reffering to someone about refining my schedule.

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

    An intreging challenge that has a deep Baptist root that are visible but not overpowering.

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

    Residence life. They tend to underestimate the amoung of students who require on-campus housing. Personally I have never faced these problems since I live off campus, but many students don't have that option and are repeadly left without rooms during selection for the upcoming semester. The problems are always resolved, but to students who are affected complain.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    I have no idea what Berry is best known for.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates all tend to be on the same level as me, with a few exceptions, and are friendly for the most part.

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

    Any student that is willing to work hard and put their education first will recieve an incredible amount of knowledge from this academy.

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

    There were no big surprises.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Aside from the fact that it has the world's largest contiguous campus, I fell in love with Berry because of the warm, home-like environment it provides its students. Coupled with its top-of-the-line academics, Berry has mastered the art of pleasing indecisive young adults and molding them into productive adults.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When mentioning Berry College to most people, they often respond by commenting on the beauty of the campus. While the campus is most certainly breathtaking, the fact that the college is so small helps builds a strong camaraderie among the peers who attend Berry. There is no Greek Life, but each person essentially 'belongs' to the dorms in which they reside and become very close with their roommates and hallmates. Being an only child, college living has helped me feel as though I now have hundreds of brothers and we all live under the same roof.

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

    The most frustrating thing about Berry is the limited options of housing stemming from its small size and recent change to mandatory on campus housing. There are limited choices of where to live and the option to live off campus has been taken away. In addition to this, Berry has awful internet access.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Berry College's student population is small enough that students can become leaders very quickly and access faculty and staff more readily than students are larger schools. That access and upward mobility is quite a privilege!

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think that anybody that can handle working hard could and should attend Berry College. Students that are searching for a good education and are striving for a better learning experience should attend this college. There are major benefits such as a smaller student to teacher ratio making it easier to get help from professors and getting engaged in classroom activities. Students that need help and direction finding a job after college are equipped with the tools of finding one that directly correlates with their major also should attend this college.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics at Berry College are very hands on. This way of learning is a great technique because it gives students the opportunity to gain a personal experience into their intended field of study.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I absolutely love this school. There are unlimited opportunities for the students that attend. Every student has easy access to a job on campus and most of the time it coincides with the student's major.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    We all love Chick-f-la. Somewhat, but it is because Chick-f-la supports Berry college and even offers a scholarship program call WinShape.

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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 Berry College receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 57% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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