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Berea College
Berea College 101 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40404 Phone: (859) 985-3000
  • General Information
    About Berea College

    Berea College, founded by ardent abolitionists and radical reformers, continues today as an educational institution still firmly rooted in its historic purpose "to promote the cause of Christ." Adherence to the College's scriptural foundation, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," shapes the College's culture and programs so that students and staff alike can work toward both personal goals and a vision of a world shaped by Christian values, such as the power of love over hate, human dignity and equality, and peace with justice. This environment frees persons to be active learners, workers, and servers as members of the academic community and as citizens of the world. The Berea experience nurtures intellectual, physical, aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual potentials and with those the power to make meaningful commitments and translate them into action. To achieve this purpose, Berea College commits itself To provide an educational opportunity primarily for students from Appalachia, black and white, who have great promise and limited economic resources. To provide an education of high quality with a liberal arts foundation and outlook. To stimulate understanding of the Christian faith and its many expressions and to emphasize the Christian ethic and the motive of service to others. To provide for all students through the labor program experiences for learning and serving in community, and to demonstrate that labor, mental and manual, has dignity as well as utility. To assert the kinship of all people and to provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites. To create a democratic community dedicated to education and equality for women and men. To maintain a residential campus and to encourage in all members of the community a way of life characterized by plain living, pride in labor well done, zest for learning, high personal standards, and concern for the welfare of others. To serve the Appalachian region primarily through education but also by other appropriate services. Originally adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1969; this revised statement adopted by the Board of Trustees of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky April 24, 1993

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,745
    Percent Admitted 19%
    Men Admitted 20%
    Women Admitted 18%
    Full Time Retention Rate 82%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 490 620
      Math 480 590
      Writing 480 610
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 25
      English 20 26
      Math 19 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,604
    Native American 18.0
    Asian 26.0
    African American 256.0
    Hispanic 35.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,564
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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