Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
18%
500-599
72%
400-499
10%
700-800
7%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
21%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
5%
30-36
11%
24-29
52%
18-23
37%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 602
Declined + 974
Total Received 1,576
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Private (nonprofit)

1,673

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Computer/information Science
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Codes

SAT 1060
ACT 1492

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Location

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 1,673
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Berea, KY

140-acre campus in Berea (population: 15,597), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
87%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
18%
500-599
72%
400-499
10%
700-800
7%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
21%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
39%
18-23
38%
12-17
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
46%
18-23
46%
12-17
5%
30-36
11%
24-29
52%
18-23
37%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 31 (priority deadline)
March 31
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

38%

acceptance rate

Accepted 602
Declined + 974
Total Received 1,576

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
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Bowling, Canoeing, Danish Gymnastics, Flag Football, Hiking/backpacking, Indoor Rock Climbing, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Swing Dance, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mark Cartmill (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Seabury Center Complex
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA Division III USA South
Mascot
Mountaineer
School colors
royal blue and white

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
Health/Human Performance
History
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Peace/Social Justice Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Technology/Applied Design
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Computer/information Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,673

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,673
students

Female
58%
963

Male
42%
710

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,631
students

Female
58%
937

Male
42%
694

3%

42
students

Female
62%
26

Male
38%
16

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

84%

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: March 31

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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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented Ghana
India
Kenya
Nigeria
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
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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