Berry College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Berry College in Rome, Georgia
Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

 Juliana Gray

Berry College is a private Christian liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 66%. Founded in 1902 and located near Rome, Georgia, Berry has the distinction of having the largest contiguous campus in the world. At 27,000 acres, the Berry campus encompasses fields, woodlands, and an entire mountain. Berry offers over 75 undergraduate majors, minors, pre-professional programs, and concentrations through its four schools including dual-degree programs in Engineering with Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State. The college has an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio, and an average class size of 18. In athletics, Berry has 21 Division III NCAA teams and is a member of the Southern Athletic Association.

Considering applying to Berry College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Berry College had an acceptance rate of 66%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 66 students were admitted, making Berry's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,970
Percent Admitted 66%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 19%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Berry College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 46% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 660
Math 540 650
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Berry's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Berry scored between 570 and 660, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 650, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 650. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1310 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Berry College.

Requirements

Berry does not require the optional SAT writing section, but the admissions office will consider it if submitted. Note that Berry participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Berry College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 54% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 32
Math 22 27
Composite 23 29

This admissions data tells us that most of Berry's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Berry received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Berry College does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Berry does not require the optional ACT writing section, but will review the writing section if an applicant chooses to submit it.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Berry College's incoming freshmen class was 3.78. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Berry College have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Berry College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Berry College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Berry College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Berry College, which accepts two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions pool with above average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, Berry also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories and achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Berry's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Berry College. Most admitted students had a GPA of a "B+" or higher, an ACT composite score of 20 or better, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) above 1000. The chances for admission are better with grades and test scores a little above these lower ranges.

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