Location: Rome, Ga.
On U.S. Hwy. 27 in Northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Campus and Facilities:
Berry has the world’s largest contiguous college campus, spanning more than 27,000 acres of woodlands, meadows and streams. There are 47 primary buildings on campus, including 15 classroom facilities and 10 residence halls. The newest halls, Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield, house approximately 350 students and feature beautiful vistas, spacious common areas and outdoor fireplaces. The 131,000 square-foot Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center offers students a state-of-the-art home for Berry's 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. The Kilpatrick Commons area, adjacent to campus dining, provides a serene and peaceful respite in the heart of the campus with waterfalls and an outdoor seating area.
(Enrollment data for 2013-2014 academic year)
68.2 percent of undergraduates from Georgia
17 foreign countries
95 percent of ranked faculty hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
Student to Faculty Ratio:
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Berry College has been recognized nationally for quality and value by numerous publications and accrediting bodies. Berry’s reputation as a national leader in higher education has been affirmed by admission to the Annapolis Group, an organization of leading independent liberal arts colleges nationwide. Many Annapolis Group members – Berry among them – can be found in the top-tier of national liberal arts colleges identified by U.S. News & World Report in its annual listing of “America’s Best Colleges.” Berry’s commitment to financial aid and meaningful work experience – outlined by President Steve Briggs in a recent editorial published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution – has resulted in a growing media presence that includes coverage by CNN and the Georgia News Network. Berry is also earning positive recognition for sustainability efforts on campus, posting a “B+” grade on the latest College Sustainability Report Card.
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
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Engineering with Georgia Institute of Technology
Nursing with Emory University School of Nursing
Approximately 732,756 print and microform holdings
More than 350
Access to 192 research databases
Full-text access to more than 40,000 journals and
the 2011-2012 academic year, Berry awarded more than $25 million in
institutional financial aid, up more than $2 million from the previous year.
Both merit and need-based scholarships are offered.
financial aid: 98 percent
Financial Aid Web Site
For more than a century, Berry has emphasized meaningful work experience as a key component of its educational experience. Today, the nation’s premier on-campus Work Experience Program guarantees all students a paid, on-campus work position every semester, regardless of academic major or financial situation. There are more than 300 different types of jobs available. Though participation in the program is voluntary, more than 90 percent of Berry students choose to work on campus at some point during their academic careers.
Berry is a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, Division III of the NCAA. Other members include Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Hendrix College, Oglethorpe University, Millsaps College, Sewanee: The University of the South and Rhodes College. The SAA was formed in 2011 and began league play in 2012.
Berry fields competitive teams in 21 intercollegiate sports
including football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, outdoor track,
lacrosse, swimming and diving and golf, as well as men’s baseball and
women’s volleyball, softball and equestrian.
Berry's inaugural football season began in the fall of 2013. The University of Chicago and Washington
University in St. Louis are affiliate SAA football members beginning in 2015.
Berry Athletics Web Site