Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College

Berea, KY

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
46%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
29%
500-599
58%
400-499
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
53%
18-23
34%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 595
Declined 1,371
Total Received 1,966
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Private

1,688

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,688
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Blue Grass

Berea College
101 Chesnut Street
Berea, KY
40404

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Cosmopolitan Club
  • CELTS (Center for Excellence in Learning through Service)
  • Black Cultural Center
  • African Student Association

Top Events

  • Mountain Day
  • Graduation
  • Labor Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
46%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
29%
500-599
58%
400-499
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
53%
18-23
34%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline March 31
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.61

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 595
Declined 1,371
Total Received 1,966

Admissions Factors

Very Important

interview

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
Agriculture, General
Applied Mathematics, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

1,688

total students

53.2%

in-state

46.8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,688
students

Female
58%
978

Male
42%
710

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,652
students

Female
59%
959

Male
41%
693

3%

36
students

Female
53%
19

Male
47%
17

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 55%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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

54

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 31

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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