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.
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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
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 .
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.