Quick Facts About Berry College

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FOUNDED:

1902

TYPE:

Private, coeducational

LOCATION: ROME, GA.

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

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 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.

STUDENT BODY:

(Enrollment data for 2018-2019 academic year)
  • 1,936 undergraduate
  • 78 graduate
  • 66.7 percent of undergraduates from Georgia
  • 36 states
  • 13 foreign countries

FACULTY:

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

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO:

11:1

DISTINCTIONS:

  • 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 2019 Best Colleges Rankings recently named Berry #3 among universities in the South for its commitment to teaching undergraduates. Berry was also #5 as a “Best Value among Regional Universities in the South,” #9 overall and #11 for “Most Innovative Schools.”
  • Berry is featured in Princeton Review’s Best 384 Colleges 2019
  • Berry has also earned positive recognition for sustainability efforts on campus from the Princeton Review produced in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

ACCREDITATION:

Berry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and education-specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Berry College. Berry's music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Berry's programs in business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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

SCHOOLS:

DEGREES:

  • 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

LIBRARY ASSETS:

  • Approximately 952,122 books, of which 713,753 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

FINANCIAL AID:

  • During the 2017-2018 academic year, Berry awarded more than $38.1 million in institutional financial aid, up more than $1.6 million from the previous year.
  • Scholarships: Both merit and need-based scholarships are offered
  • Undergraduates receiving Berry financial aid: 98 percent
    Financial Aid Website

WORK OPPORTUNITIES:

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.

ATHLETICS:

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

ENDOWMENT:

$986 million

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