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Berea College

Berea, KY, USA
3.18 Average Rating

Founded in 1855, Berea College is a liberal arts college in Kentucky and the first coed and interracial college in the south. Berea confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic majors and the college provides free tuition to all students through the Tuition Promise Scholarship program. As one of the only work colleges in the United States, all students sign a Labor Enrollment Agreement requiring them to work 10 to 15 hours a week on or off campus. In addition to classroom facilities, the Berea campus features the bell hooks Institute honoring the life and career of the celebrated writer and feminist.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 31, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
49%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
88%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1188
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,670
Total Number of Undergrads
1,670
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
79%
20-39 Students
20%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$1,298
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,990
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,990
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,764
Books and Supplies
$700

Aid & Grants

0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$33,422
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,559
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$25,972

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
14%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,747
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,557
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$56
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
70
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
87%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mountaineer
School Colors
White/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.18 Average Rating
Berea College is a very diverse, interesting, and intensely educational school. It has a beautiful campus, a great community of classmates and professors, and a fantastic array of classes. While the classes are challenging and you may sometimes feel as if there are not enough hours in the day, the experience and education you will gain here is completely worth it.
Student from Berea, KY
A small school focused on academic success and its student, Berea provides a place for student to quietly learn. Berea has a wide variety of programs to choose to study from and in some cases can help you build a degree. Berea has been the blessing in my life and I hope it can be for other students.
Terrin from Berea, KY
berea college is a fun yet challenging institution. it is generally hit or miss with professors as far as teaching ability is concerned. much of the progress attained by students depends on their personal drive and intellectual ambition.
Brittany from Berea, KY
There are simply no words to describe my experience at Berea College. This place changed my life! Aside from its stellar academics, outstanding work-study program, and culture of service and stewardship, this institution was HOME during my four-year experience as a college student.
Trish from WI
Berea is that place full of so much academic rigor and it can be a little much. It is also that sigh of relief from high school. You've come to a place where people want to know your name and your story, and that just makes it so special.
dreamlikecrazy93
A small college with the opportunity for more one on one with professors. Has some diversities, in that they have students from all over the world there. Berea College is very much an educational school, there are not much crazy wild parties on campus.
Rhonda from Oak Ridge, TN

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