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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
About Berea College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404
Website
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Berea College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
May 30
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$2,862/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,175/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,101/ year
  • $49-75k
    $6,805/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,765/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,980/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,616Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
91%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Busy
    60%
  • Intellectual
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Busy
    33%
  • Challenging
    33%
  • Determined
    11%
  • United
    11%
  • United but challenging . Berea college prepares us
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Berea College Reviews

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There has been a lot of opportunities come to me just from being college. However, one of the best things about Berea is that students have the option to apply to study abroad. Also, since I am in the music department (music minor), I get to see amazing professionals perform in front of my very eyes! I am so blessed by this and encouraged by these talented people every day to improve at the piano and singing. I suppose one thing that I would like to see change here at Berea is everyone taking advantage of what they have. Berea College has a lot to offer, and it would do my heart well if people could really understand how blessed they are. Other than that, I have enjoyed being a student here and being a part of this community very much.
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At Berea, you engage in the labor program and have the opportunity to gain 4 years of work experience- a unique model of gaining academic and field experience. Berea's community is a place where you can celebrate all aspects of diversity and engage in growth-promoting social justice dialogues. Great for students who are willing to work hard for a meaningful undergraduate college experience. Very convenient for international students who are looking for a tight-knit community to live and learn in. In brief Berea not only extremely affordable, but also full of opportunities to grow, serve and receive life-changing mentorship and training.
It is a very welcoming school. If you are a potential athlete things may get a little tough because it is also a working school. You will have to work a minimum of 10 hours weekly, attend classes, and on top of that go to practice and study! Berea is really demanding and although the professors there care for the students, anyone can easily fall a little off course.