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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 551
Declined + 1,069
Total Received 1,620
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Child/family Studies
  3. Business Administration
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School Facts

Berea College, founded in 1855 as the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea charges no tuition and admits only academically promising students, primarily from Appalachia, who have limited economic resources. Its 140-acre campus is located in Berea, 40 miles south of Lexington.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,623
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1060
ACT 1492

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,623

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
43%
400-499
22%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
55%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Berea, KY

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Berea, KY

140-acre campus in Berea (population: 14,148), 40 miles south of Lexington. Served by bus; major airports serve Cincinnati (100 miles), Lexington, and Louisville (100 miles); train serves Lexington. School operates transportation to area shopping and to Lexington.

Berea College
101 Chesnut Street
Berea, KY 40404

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
33%
500-599
43%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
43%
400-499
22%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
14%
24-29
47%
18-23
33%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
48%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
55%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 551
Declined + 1,069
Total Received 1,620

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Luke Hodson
Director of Admissions
P: 800 326-5948
F: 859 985-3512
admissions@berea.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA
Mascot
Mountaineer
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African/African-American Studies
Agriculture/Natural Resources
Applied Science/Mathematics
Art History
Art/Studio
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Communication
Computer Information Science
Economics
Education Studies
English
French
German
History
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Technology/Applied Design
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,623
students

Female
57%
928

Male
43%
695

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,587
students

Female
58%
907

Male
42%
680

undergraduatePart-time

3%

36
students

Female
59%
21

Male
41%
15

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

82%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
Nigeria
Tibet
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
The Democratic Republic Of Congo
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Luke Hodson
Director of Admissions
800 326-5948
hodsonl@berea.edu

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