Berea College

Berea, KY

Berea College

Berea, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$45,092

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
640
25th
540
75th
27
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 612
Declined 1,245
Total Received 1,857
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Private

1,707

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 1,707
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

Berea College
101 Chesnut Street
Berea, KY
40404

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
640
25th
540
75th
27
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Application deadline (priority deadline) October 31
Application deadline (final deadline) March 31
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 612
Declined 1,245
Total Received 1,857

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

100%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$47,514

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,400
Room $3,772
Board $3,492
Additional fees $692
Books & supplies $700
Total $53,056
Average Financial Aid - $47,514
Total with Avg. Aid $5,542

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,900,180
State $3,797,031
Institutional $67,801,870
Other external $208,653
Total $79,707,734

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 859 985-3310
F: 859 985-3914
finaid@berea.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA Division III USA South

Majors

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

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

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

1,707

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,707
students

Female
58%
991

Male
42%
716

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,665
students

Female
59%
968

Male
41%
697

3%

42
students

Female
55%
23

Male
45%
19

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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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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 76
Countries most often represented Ghana
India
Kenya
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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