About Berry college
Overview of Berry
For more than a
century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive
and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with
opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral
growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a
firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands”
by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it
was when the institution was founded in 1902.
recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent,
coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students that offers
exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities,
arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level
opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged
to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the
nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90
percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable
real-world experience prior to graduation.
College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values.
The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual
growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well;
and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic
betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high
academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work
experience and community service in a distinctive environment of
natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private
liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range
of social and economic backgrounds.
College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72
miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.
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offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its
27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes
and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for
enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A
girls' school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation's most
successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student
work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an
excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in
1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in