Quick Facts About Berry College

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Our proud Legacy

Founded by Martha Berry to provide local children with a quality education, Berry College builds on her proud legacy by inviting today’s students to balance intellectual exploration, hands-on learning and character development—while contributing their ideas and efforts to the betterment of the college community and the larger world.

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Campus

Berry’s campus, the world’s largest, includes a vast ecosystem of woodlands, meadows and streams and is home to unique opportunities for research, entrepreneurship, hands-on learning and recreation. It has been consistently ranked among country’s most beautiful by Architectural Digest, Travel + Leisure, Buzzfeed, Thrillist and Southern Living.

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Community

Berry is home to a warm and inclusive community that enthusiastically supports and celebrates the activities and interests of its 2,100+ students. Throughout their college years, each student is advised by a personal network of caring staff, coaches, professors and Berry alumni.

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Academics

Berry is a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences college and a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of top-tier national liberal arts colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Rankings named Berry #4 among Regional Universities in the South.

Berry students develop a four-year plan that relates their academic interests and professional goals to relevant practical learning experiences.

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PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ACCEPTANCE RATE FOR BERRY STUDENTS

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SCHOOLS

  • Campbell School of Business
  • Charter School of Education and Human Sciences
  • Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

DEGREES AWARDED

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Education Specialist

DUAL-DEGREE ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology or with the Kennesaw State University Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

PRE-PROFESSIONAL OPTIONS

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and education-specialist degrees.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Lifeworks

Every Berry student is guaranteed up to eight semesters of paid, hands-on professional development experience—connecting conceptual learning with practical skills development and leadership opportunity. The skills developed through LifeWorks map directly to the competencies identified by employers as most in-demand with college graduates.

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Financial aid

Berry was founded on the ideal that learning works best as a shared commitment. It is the College’s enduring mission to partner with students and families to make the Berry education—and its lifelong value—possible through generous financial aid. The college awards both merit and need-based scholarships.

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Athletics

Berry is a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, Division III of the NCAA. Conference members include Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Hendrix College, Oglethorpe University, Millsaps College, Sewanee: The University of the South and Rhodes College.

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Berry fields competitive teams in 23 intercollegiate sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (men’s and women’s)
  • Cross country (men’s and women’s)
  • Diving (men’s and women’s)
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Golf (men’s and women’s)
  • Lacrosse (men’s and women’s)
  • Soccer (men’s and women’s)
  • Swimming (men’s and women’s)
  • Tennis (men’s and women’s)
  • Track (men’s and women’s)
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Berry’s 131,000 square-foot Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center offers students a state-of-the-art home for thriving intercollegiate and intramural sports programs. Highlights include a 2,000-seat intercollegiate sports arena, two racquetball courts, an eight-lane pool, and fitness center.

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