Why Berry?


Learning by doing at the premier work experience college in the nation!

Berry College’s firsthand education is a focus on academic excellence that is really, really personal. Here, the world is your classroom, but we prefer to start you off with 27,000 acres. Life at Berry is connected with lots of green space, an active culture of clubs, organizations, student work programs, volunteer opportunities, and indoor and outdoor recreation.

The Campus

27000 acre campus
131000 sqft Cage Athletic Center
100 miles of trails
  • 27,000 acres of forests and meadows encompassing state-of-the-art academic facilities
  • 131,000 square foot Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center
  • 100 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails with student only camp sites
  • Kilpatrick Commons area with waterfalls and outdoor seating

Our Students

2085 Undergraduate students
35 states
13 countries from which our students currently hail

Faculty

12:1 faculty to student ratio
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio with average class size of 20
  • Published 122 scholarly articles and 30 books or book chapters
  • Made 215 presentations at national and international scholarly conferences
  • Student-faculty interaction at Berry ranked in top 10% nationally by seniors completing National Survey of Student Engagement

Academic Programs

  • 48 Majors and 37 Minors
  • 2 Dual-Degree Programs
  • 6 Pre-Professional Options
  • 50 Countries for studying abroad
  • Lab Schools available for education majors

Financial Aid

$30+ million in aid awarded
  • More than $30 million in institutional aid awarded annually
  • Both merit and need based scholarships are available
  • 98% of undergraduates receive financial aid

Visit the Financial Aid site


Work Experience

300 jobs available on campus
  • Premier Work Experience Program guarantees all students a paid position
  • More than 300 different types of jobs available
  • 90% of Berry students choose to work
  • Countless community service and internship opportunities are available

Visit the Premier Work Experience Program site


Athletics

21 competitive sports
  • Founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, Division III of the NCAA
    • Members include Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Hendrix College, Oglethorpe University, Millsaps College, Sewanee: The University of the South and Rhodes College
    • Affiliate members include The University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis
  • 21 competitive sports including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, outdoor track, lacrosse, swimming and diving, golf, baseball, volleyball, softball and equestrian

Visit the Berry Vikings site


Distinctions

  • Accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission on Colleges, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, National Association of Schools of Music, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Admission to the Annapolis Group, an organization of top-tier national liberal arts colleges
  • Coverage by CNN, National Geographic, ABC World News, USA Today, New York Times, National Public Radio, Associated Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Slate Magazine
  • Recognition for sustainability efforts from the Princeton Review
  • Named a Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation