Berea College, founded by ardent abolitionists and radical reformers, continues today as an educational institution still firmly rooted in its historic purpose "to promote the cause of Christ." Adherence to the College's scriptural foundation, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," shapes the College's culture and programs so that students and staff alike can work toward both personal goals and a vision of a world shaped by Christian values, such as the power of love over hate, human dignity and equality, and peace with justice.
|County||Madison County, KY|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|147 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,658 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,601 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||57 students||137 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||5%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||540-660||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||525-625||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||500-610||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||22-28||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||21-25||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||22-27||20-25|
- Founded in 1855 as the first interracial and co-educational college in the South, Berea College promotes understanding and kinship among all people, service to communities in Appalachia and beyond, and sustainable living practices which set an example of new ways to conserve our limited natural resources.
- Berea is nationally recognized for its outstanding liberal arts curriculum, offering Bachelor degrees in 28 fields, including arts and sciences and select professional programs, as well as independent, student-designed majors, Dual-degree engineering program in cooperation with Washington University-St. Louis and the University of Kentucky.
- Berea, with a population of 10,000, is located 35 miles south of Lexington where Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region meets the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. In 1988, Berea was designated the “Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.” The College is located near the center of town, which is easily accessible by car just off Interstate 75. The driving time from Louisville, Ky., Knoxville, Tenn., or Cincinnati, Ohio is slightly more than two hours. Commercial airline service is available through Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
- Berea College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Teacher Education Program accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Department of Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing.
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