417 reviews
  1. Berea, KY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Berea College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region
Address
101 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40404
Website

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
34%
SAT Scores Range
1020-1226
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Berea College

Cost

Net Price
$1,990/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $2,453/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,054/ year
  • $49-75k
    $3,984/ year
  • $76-110k
    $5,351/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,028/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,578Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
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
100%
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
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After Berea College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Berea College Reviews

417 reviews
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I appreciate Berea for giving me an opportunity to higher education at very little cost, and I respect Berea's mission. However, I applied to Berea on a whim, didn't realize that academics here is lousy and is not real learning. Most of the students here only strive hard in their classes for the grade, not the desire to actually learn. While there are a few good professors here, most of the professors received their PhDs from University of Kentucky, EKU, or other second to third tier schools. Classes are extremely boring; I barely learned anything new here despite having excelled in most of my classes. A degree from Berea is not worthy of four years of your life because the average income of Berea grads is around $30,000 or less. Unless you want to have a minimum wage job after graduation, I strongly don't recommend you to apply and attend Berea College. I am transferring after this semester.
It's a tight-knit community, which is really nice. The dorms are currently being renovated, one at a time, so things are a little cramped in the meantime, but the renovations are very nice and eco-friendly. My dorm is literally right next to the building that most of my classes and secondary labor position are in, which is awesome. The rooms are small, but hey, it's a dorm room. The "janitors" are all students, so it depends on who you get as to how well they do. Usually freshman aren't as enthusiastic, and I can see why, but the dorm coordinators do a great job of motivating them kindly. Then, everyone is happy! The housing processes is done by lottery number. Since I'm staying in the same room next year, I got the choice before the lottery ran, and it was super easy since they've converted it to an online process.
I love Berea College! The administrators and academic advisers really care about the students. They are involved in their students' lives and get to know them. To them we are not just a number on a piece of paper, we are people. Out of all of the schools I read about and visited, only Berea College made me feel as though not only my education but my personal well-being also mattered to them!