Berry College Admissions

Berry College Admissions

Berry College has an acceptance rate of 62 percent. Applicants can choose from the Common Application or Berry's own online application. There is no application fee. All applicants must submit SAT scores or ACT scores and a high school transcript. An essay and letters of recommendation are optional.

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Admissions Data (2017)

  • Berry College Acceptance Rate: 62 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Berry Admissions
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570 / 660
    • SAT Math: 550 / 640
    • ACT Composite: 24 / 29
    • ACT English: 24 / 30
    • ACT Math: 22 / 27

Berry College Description

Founded in 1902, Berry College is a private liberal arts college located in Rome, Georgia, a little over an hour from Atlanta. Berry has the distinction of having the largest contiguous campus in the world. At 26,000 acres, the Berry campus encompasses fields, woodlands, and an entire mountain. Students will find lots of options for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and horseback riding. For a small college, Berry offers a wide range of academic programs through its four schools including dual-degree programs in Engineering with Georgia Tech and Nursing with Emory University. Berry has a large endowment which has allowed it to expand facilities in recent years and offer all students grant aid. The college has a 12 to 1 student faculty ratio, an excellent work experience program that is open to all students, and a strong national reputation. Overall, Berry College represents an excellent educational value. Horse lovers should note that Berry made our list of top equestrian colleges.

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,110 (1,978 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39 percent male / 61 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,176
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,260
  • Other Expenses: $2,196
  • Total Cost: $50,632

Berry College Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 54 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,883
    • Loans: $7,700

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Animal Science, Biology, Communication, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Business Administration
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Equestrian, Track and Field, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Golf

Berry and the Common Application

Berry College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics