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BEREA COLLEGE, BEREA, KENTUCKY

Berea, KentuckyLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1855Established Year
  1670Enrollment

Berea College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Shishant Kumar Shishant Kumar
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Berea College is a private college, located in the city of Berea, Kentucky, USA. Established in the year 1855, Berea College was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. 

The college offers admissions in the undergraduate programs only and has not charged tuition fees from its students since 1892. Every student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship worth about 100,000 USD over four years. 

Berea is one of the only nine federally recognized work colleges offering education to students to study in the USA. The college has 1,600 undergraduate students from over 60 countries.

Ranking

According to the US News ranking:

  • Ranked #1  in MONEY Magazine for Affordability.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance mentioned Berea as ‘A 2016 Best Value College’
  • Ranked #46 in 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges according to the US News.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate, Co-education
Established Year1855
Campus TypeSub-urban
International students %8%
Entrance fee50 USD
Test scores acceptedTOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT
Minimum ACT score required19 Composite
Official websiteberea.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Program

Berea College offers undergraduate courses in Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science programs in 28 different fields. The college offers a wide range of pre-professional courses as well.

Berea has over 32 academic departments and various different programs for students to chose their field of study from.

Campus

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, located in a sub-urban setting, the college is spread over an area of about 140 acres.

  • It offers degree courses in various fields.
  • About 1,673 students are enrolled in various undergraduate programs.
  • The college focuses on sustainable development which is advocated by the famous Berea College Farm.

Residence

The college provides on-campus accommodation to the students till they attain 23 years of age or till they get married.

Berea Collegew has around 15 residential halls to choose from for students and believes in providing sustainable and supportive living by providing them with housing to study in the USA.

Admission Process

Berea College welcomes students with a good academic record. International students cannot apply for the spring semester or apply online. 

The college admits about 30 new international students each year in the fall of every year. In a typical school year, there are about 120 international students to receive higher education in the USA. The students who are interested in applying to the college have to send the required documents via post to the office of admissions which includes:

  • Official Transcripts of all academic records
  • English Language Proficiency Scores – IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation(at least), provided by a current or a former teacher.
  • The official scores of one of the exams SAT or ACT.
  • International Financial Recomendation form.
  • Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae(CV)

The application must reach via post till NOVEMBER 30, 2019. The academic year begins in the month of August each year. The applicants will receive a confirmation mail in the month of January and the admission results will be released till April 30, 2020.

Cost of Attendance

The average cost of attendance of a student studying at Berea College is:

ExpensesFees
Tuition Fees22,050 USD
Books and Supplies350 USD
Housing1,796 USD
Meals1,687 USD
Personal Expenses850 USD

Financial Aids

The college offers tuition promise scholarships to the students for supporting their education amounting to 100,000 USD over four years.

A large number of educational loans and external scholarships can also be availed based on the academic record of the student.

Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of Berea College are:

  • John Bennett Fenn, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Carter G. Woodson, also known as the “Father of Black History,” graduated from Berea College with a bachelor’s degree in Literature
  • Rocky Tuan, vice-chancellor of Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • C.E. Morgan, author of ‘All the Living’
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$ 39,4001st YEAR
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$ 39,4001st YEAR
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Berea College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1710
FAFSA Code001955
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$39,400 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10859701200 10%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing535480590-
Mathematics550490610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252227 88%
English242127-
Mathematics232025-

Berea College Acceptance Rate

35.1%

Acceptance Rate

1710

Total Applicants

1710

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

43.4%

Male

56.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program35.1%
Total Applicants4874
Total Enrolled1710

Berea College Enrollment

Enrollment
Berea College Enrollment1710
Undergraduate Enrollment1710
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate69.0%

Attendance Cost

$39,400

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$39,400 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$700 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$6,534 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,400 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,534 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,400 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
27212276445-
RANKING
  • 2019

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    RANKED  #464

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7/10

    8/10academic
    7/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    9/10faculty
    5/10extracurricular
    4/10accommodation

    Reviews

    F
    F?tima gomez, UNITED STATES Business administration- finance
    Berea College
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE DORM SIZE IS RATHER SMALL.

    They made college really affordable don't they make it their mission to help students who come from a low-income background be able to get a higher education. I also like that the classes are small in size so I can get 1-on-1 help from the professors if needed.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's very rigid, the course load is much higher than other colleges but it has helped me learn so much from the classes I've taken so far. What I like about it is that the college does not make you take just your Gen Ed's first, you can take a mixture of classes and figure out whether you like a certain field or not.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    4 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    5 /10
    extracurricular
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    101 Chestnut St. , KY 40404
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Book Store

    Berea College Bookstore0.1 Km
    Robie Books0.56 Km

    Restaurant

    Historic Boone Tavern0.11 Km
    Papa Leno's0.14 Km
    Domino's Pizza1.34 Km
    Mario's Pizza1.45 Km
    Dairy Queen Grill & Chill1.45 Km
    Pizza Hut1.57 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza1.71 Km
    Hong Kong Restaurant1.79 Km
    Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant1.81 Km
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store1.86 Km
    A&W Restaurant2.02 Km
    McDonald's2.03 Km
    Subway2.12 Km
    Smokehouse Grill and Buffet3.89 Km
    Bobtown Country Store & Drive-In4.56 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Joanne D. O'Kane, PharmD0.59 Km
    Sara J. Smith, Pharm0.59 Km
    Kristina Parks, PharmD1.57 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy1.57 Km
    Knights Pharmacy1.72 Km
    Berea Drug1.96 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy2.16 Km
    White house clinic4.41 Km
    Steven Wagers, PharmD4.46 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Images of Santa0.88 Km
    Prince Royal Plaza1.81 Km

    Airport

    Central Kentucky Regional Airport7.19 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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