Berry College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Path on the Berry College campus
Path on the Berry College campus. Melissa Johnson / Flickr

Berry College Admissions Overview:

Berry College is fairly open, admitting 55% of those who apply each year. Students are required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT, with half submitting SAT scores, and half ACT scores. Berry uses the Common Application (more information about that application below). Students must also submit high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Berry College Description:

Founded in 1902, Berry College is a private liberal arts college located in Rome, Georgia, a little over an hour from Atlanta. Berry has the distinction of having the largest contiguous campus in the world. At 26,000 acres, the Berry campus encompasses fields, woodlands, and an entire mountain. Students will find lots of options for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and horseback riding. For a small college, Berry offers a wide range of academic programs through its four schools including dual-degree programs in Engineering with Georgia Tech and Nursing with Emory University. Berry has a large endowment which has allowed it to expand facilities in recent years and offer all students grant aid. The college has a 12 to 1 student faculty ratio, an excellent work experience program that is open to all students, and a strong national reputation. Overall, Berry College represents an excellent educational value. Horse lovers should note that Berry made my list of top equestrian colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,174 (2,073 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Berry College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,164
    • Loans: $7,804

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Equestrian, Track and Field, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Berry and the Common Application

Berry College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: