Berry College

Mount Berry, GA, USA
3.92 Average Rating

Berry College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Mount Berry, Georgia. Berry became a 4-year, coeducational college in 1926 and has since grown to offer 42 majors and 38 minors for its undergraduate degree population through four schools. A pinnacle of the Berry education is The Berry Compact, which operates on the idea that shared ownership amplifies the impact of education—students are guaranteed eight semesters of professional work, mentors to guide them, and Berry’s full arsenal of resources. One of those resources is the campus itself—Berry spans more than 27,000 acres, making it the largest contiguous campus in the world, and has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
62%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
38%
60%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1179
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,110
Total Number of Undergrads
1,978
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
56%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,173
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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.
$33,330
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.
$33,330
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.
$11,730
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
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.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,164
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.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,783
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,164

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.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,804
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.
$23,000
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.
$238
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
75
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

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

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Athletic Association

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Chattanooga
Nashville
Washington
Athens
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Beautiful campus with 26,000 acres to explore. Big emphasis on education and working hard. Great small community that will prepare you to be successful after college .
Kathryn
Berry is a large, outdoorsy campus with a student to deer ratio of 1:3 Classes are very difficult but you learn a lot and you are challenged every day which will help you out in the long run. Every student is offered a job on campus and you can get promoted as well; an RA is a level four job but the head RA is a level 5 job.
Anna from Owensboro, KY
Berry College is a rigorous learning environment in which students learn a vast amount of material and are fully engaged in class. The college environment is relaxed and there are always opportunities to participate in. It is an extremely friednly environment in which you are able to grow not only as a student but also as a person.
Stephanie from Newnan, GA
I drove past the Gate of Opportunity and I knew I would be spending my next four years there. Berry has all the opportunities I have wanted in a college in one place and they value me as a student, and not a number. With an education from Berry I will be ready for anything the world throws at me, not just things from my major.
Lilly from Roswell, GA
Berry provides it's students with the best working experiences. This allows for the students attending, to be well prepared for working out in the real word outside of college. This school is also really big on community service and giving back to others.
Shakarah from Madison, GA