Berea College

Berea, KY

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.

Website: www.berea.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,670
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 964 Women
(42.3%) 706 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
35% of 1,712 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
554 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
547 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available ch
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$6,534
Average Percent of Need Met
98%
Average Freshman Award
$34,670
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$7,468
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
136
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
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Campus Life

Berea Population
14,148
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
80.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Berea, KY 40404
Phone
(859) 985-3500
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@berea.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
504 (84%) of 600 admitted students enrolled
Women
277 (80%) of 348 admitted students enrolled
Men
227 (90%) of 252 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
554 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
547 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
27%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 64%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available ch
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$6,534
Books and Supplies
$700
Other Expenses
$2,400
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001955
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Biological/life sciences, Computer and information sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Berea 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
89% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
12%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
crime prevention programs

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,670
Women
964 (57.7%)
Men
706 (42.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,615
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
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
65.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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