Quick Facts About Berry College

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Private, coeducational


On U.S. Hwy. 27 in Northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn.


  • 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 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.


(Enrollment data for 2020-2021 academic year)
  • 2,006 undergraduate
  • 119 graduate
  • 71.7 percent of undergraduates from Georgia
  • 37 states
  • 14 foreign countries


99 percent of professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree




  • Berry’s reputation as a national leader in higher education has been affirmed by admission to the Annapolis Group, an organization of top-tier national liberal arts colleges.
  • As our students and alumni well know, Berry is consistently found among the rankings of the country’s most beautiful colleges by Architectural Digest, Travel+Leisure, Buzzfeed, Thrillist and Southern Living. Filmmakers use our stunning vistas as well. Movies shot at Berry include “Remember the Titans”, “Sweet Home Alabama” and network TV series.
  • Berry has been named to Forbes' Investor's Guide to College Admissions: 10 Undervalued 'Buys.'
  • U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges Rankings:
    • Berry #4 among Regional Universities in the South
    • A+ Schools for B students among Regional Universities in the South
    • Great Schools, Great Prices:  #1 among Regional Universities in the South
  • Berry has also earned positive recognition for sustainability efforts on campus from the Princeton Review and has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.


Berry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and education-specialist degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Berry College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).  Berry's music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Berry's programs in business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Berry College is authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education in the state of Georgia. That authorization designates the Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission as the state agency responsible for receiving complaints made by students enrolled at Berry College. Students may contact the Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission to file a complaint using the following contact information: Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084-5305, Office: (770) 414-3300

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Berry College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).



  • 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


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


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


  • Approximately 1.5 million books, of which 1 million have e-books available 24/7
  • More than 500 direct print and electronic journal subscriptions
  • Full-text access to more than 80,000 journals and newspapers


  • During the 2019-2020 academic year, Berry awarded more than $43.1 million in institutional financial aid, up more than $3.2 million from the previous year.
  • Scholarships: Both merit and need-based scholarships are offered
  • Undergraduates receiving Berry financial aid: 98 percent
    Financial Aid Website


All Berry students are guaranteed access to professional development opportunities equal to eight consecutive paid internships—with leadership management experiences that jump start careers. Choose among more than 1,000 positions across every Berry department, preparing for the workplace while developing practical skills that equip you for early success and long-term distinction in any position or profession.


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.
Berry fields competitive teams in 23 intercollegiate sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, track, lacrosse, swimming, diving and golf, as well as men’s baseball and women’s volleyball, softball and equestrian.
Berry Athletics Website


$988 million

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