Berea College

101 Chestnut St, Berea, United States
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Overview of Berea College

About this school

Berea, founded in 1855, is a religiously-oriented college for students with financial need. Its 140-acre campus is located in Berea, 40 miles south of Lexington.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,670
    • Men:706 Men (42.3%)
    • Women:964 Women (57.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Berea College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Berea, KY 40404
Phone
(859) 985-3500
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 30
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
35% of 1,712 applicants were admitted
Women
33% of 1,045 applicants were admitted
Men
38% of 667 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
504 (84%) of 600 admitted students enrolled
Women
277 (80%) of 348 admitted students enrolled
Men
227 (90%) of 252 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
554 average |490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - $6,534 (67.82%)
  • Other Expenses: - $700 (7.27%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,400 (24.91%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Berea College accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001955
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
418 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
418 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
418 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
98%
Average Award
$34,670
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 418 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,290
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 418 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,288
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,612 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,612 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,612 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$34,714
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,612 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,288
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,612 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,564
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
25%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$7,468
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


136

Part-Time Faculty


48

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


67%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 59% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
617,437
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Berea College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agriculture, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    14,148

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    140 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
    Rain
    130 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    Berea
    Nearest Train Station
    40 mile(s) from campus in Lexington

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    89% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    12%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Mountaineer
    School Colors
    Royal blue and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Berea College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board, cosmopolitan club, celts (center for excellence in learning through service), black cultural center, african student association

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,615

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,670
    Women
    964
    Men
    706

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 2.2% Asian
    • 16.6% Black/African-American
    • 12.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 7.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 60.8% White
    • 0.8% Unknown

    International Students


    7.3% from 76 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources