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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Berea is an above-average private college located in Berea, Kentucky. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,631 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Berea acceptance rate is 38%. Popular majors include Biology, Information Science, and Manufacturing Engineering Technician. Graduating 63% of students, Berea alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference

Berea College Rankings

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

Berea Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
Application Deadline
March 31
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$1,196/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,198/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,631Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
42
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
92%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Busy
    58%
  • Intellectual
    33%
  • Depressed
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Busy
    29%
  • Challenging
    21%
  • United but challenging . Berea college prepares us
    21%
  • Atrocious
    14%
  • Determined
    7%
  • United
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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I'm going into my fourth semester here, and I can say I absolutely love it! I admire how Berea provides free tuition for low-income students who would otherwise not have the funds to pay for college. Attending Berea has helped me understand the world better and learn more about myself. I would recommend anyone to attend, however I suggest they be very determined because Berea is very academic driven.
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This college is a blessing for those unable to afford higher education. Berea college offers a no tuition promise to students who come from lower income households. They offer a ton of financial aid in forms of scholarships, loans, and grants. Berea is extremely helpful in any way they can be. However, communication on campus and between departments is nonexistent, in order to obtain any help they offer you often must jump through several hoops to get to where you need to be.
My favorite part about Berea College is the academic opportunities provided. The professors who work at Berea are extremely qualified and are incredible instructors. I have yet to meet a professor who has not been extremely helpful and friendly.
Definitely not your average college. It's a great bang for your buck and education is great for the most part, but they force you to take classes that go against christianity and tell lies about history such as saying black people were the only ones to ever be enslaved, which is a lie. If you're white, male, and a conservative Christian they will try so hard to kick you out. Their Christian center is not at all Christian. The college itself is very occultish and harasses people with beliefs contrary to the ones they push on you. From the outside it looks great, but the hierarchy of the college doesn't care about its students. Much corruption. Please take my warning and don't come here