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Berea College

Berea, KY

National Liberal Arts Colleges

Located in Berea, Kentucky, Berea College is a private liberal arts institution. The school was founded in 1855 as is located on 140 acres of land near the center of town. Unlike most colleges, Berea does not charge tuition; it instead relies on contributions, endowment income and financial aid to cover the cost of teaching students. All students are required to work 10 hours per week at a campus-approved job.

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Quick Facts

CPO Box 2142
Berea, KY 40404

2013-2014 Tuition

$1,070 Tuition and Fees


1658 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female


April 30 application deadline
31.8% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1855

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Agriculture, General, Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Education, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education, Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Industrial Technology/Technician, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General, Mass Communication/Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,658
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,596
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 8
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%
Percent of international undergraduates: 7%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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