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Berea College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,613 Students

35% Admitted

  • 1,670 full time
  • 49 part time
  • 645 men full time
  • 919 women full time
  • 4,707 applied
  • 586 admitted
  • 418 enrolled

1,670 Undergraduates

$24,900 Tuition/Year

  • 61 Non-Degree
  • $24,900 in state
  • $570 fees
  • $6,764 room & board
  • $700 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brittany from Berea, KY
  • 0
  • 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…

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  • Laura from Concord, NC
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  • Berea College stands out from most other colleges in that it: has class sizes of 30 at most, is in a dry county, has a required labor program (making possible…

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  • mark - lexington, ky
  • 0
  • if you never need help - the school is very good - if you find you need help in a subject - don't come here. nobody cares , you get lip…

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  • Erika from Berea , KY
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  • Attending Berea College is a great experience because we have to work. I never had a job before coming to school here. Now I won't be thrown into the without…

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Berea College
  • Located in Berea, KY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,613 students enrolled
  • 35% admitted
  • $24,900 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Sean from MT Sterling, KY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Absolutely, this is the main reason I'm excited about attending. I've met nobody who wasn't congenial.

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  • 3
  • Mia Janay from San Pablo, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I unfortunately had my visit when the students were out for the summer already. But, the campus is pretty and the town was inviting so I think I will enjoy my time there.

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  • 4
  • Emily from Lapeer, MI
  • I am a current student here

    Plainly put, Berea is a gorgeous town. It's a small-ish Southern-ish town in Appalachia, and so far I have yet to see the town be anything but beautiful. There are usually a number of events happening on campus, and there are plenty of student organizations (including most sports) to keep one occupied outside of class and work. Conversely, Berea is known for being in the self-described Berea Bubble. Students who are used to living in larger cities might be uncomfortable living in such a small town, without some of the pleasures that larger cities might provide. Berea is also a dry town (no alcohol is sold/served here), so students that are looking to party will have to go elsewhere. The college also discourages students from having cars and prohibits first-year students from having cars, both for financial and environmental reasons (there IS a free shuttle that will transport students to Walmart, Richmond, and Lexington occasionally). I do not personally find any of these things to be an issue, but it's something to consider for some students.

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  • 5
  • Morgan from Campbellsville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Berea is in a dry county. This is partially what allows us to study so well, however the next county over is a wet county. Overall, there is not a lot to do in Berea, so we make up our own games to play in town and on campus.

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  • 3
  • Thea from Martinsburg, WV
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's a small town in Eastern Kentucky located in a dry county. If you are looking for a party school this is not it. If you are interested in an excellent education, getting into graduate school, study abroad or graduating without any student loan debt -- Berea is it!

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