Mount Berry, GA
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Reviews 401 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It is pretty strict. Because it is a dry campus, alcohol is prohibited anywhere on campus. Visitation hours is also strict. During the week, opposite sex is not allowed past 1am and on the weekends, they are not allowed past 2am.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live off campus. They do not help you with finding a house or apartment off campus. They hope to house everyone on campus but ask students to live off campus due to lack of dorms and spaces.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are community style until you are a Junior or Senior and at that point have shown that you are more than capable of cleaning and taking care of your own kitchen and bathroom. It is a privilege.

College Senior

Greek Life: We do not have Greek Life. Martha Berry did not believe in that being an important aspect of college.

4 College Senior

Athletics: This past year was an inaugural year for football. It was exciting to see how the campus and community all came together to cheer on our new football team. They may not have been the worst or won a game the entire season but our encouragement helped them along the way.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is a gated campus and campus is closed to vistors after sunset. Dorms are also only open to students who have access and past 1am on the weekdays, others cannot enter.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I played soccer on the varsity team the first year. I was pleased with the experiences and friends I made. Everyone is super friendly and the traditions we have at our school to honor Martha Berry, the founder of Berry, is an amazing community experience as well. It brings everyone together from all classes. I also like the small lecture classes because it gives us, students an easier way to connect with our professors one on one.

4 College Senior

Majors: Very gifted faculty and a great environment for students.

4 College Senior

Majors: We have a very gifted faculty and a great environment for students.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school is not very strict, but they give out tickets like it's nothing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Tyrone's chicken is the bomb.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most of the athletic teams place very well in our division. We're just not a D1or2 school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Definitely a different kind of college experience. Most people figure out in a semester if they like it here or not.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: No one will bother you if you're quiet. Just don't be loud and drunk at the same time

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Rain then sun then snow then rain then cold as ice

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: What is this nightlife you speak of? This is Berry!

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The entire campus is completely different than anywhere else; it's, well, best described as just Berry.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Most facilities are kept in clean order or are brand new

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty much any subject matter you want is here in some fashion

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Difficult academics will put you to the test here

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Campus police bust anyone dumb enough to make a public scene about their drugs/alchohol

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Coming from a member of the one fraternity on campus, there is virtually no greek life here.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Majority white but there is no tension between races here

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are (usually) clean and large, but most of them are older. Don't expect to get a shiny new dorm as a freshman.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Not too much to do here, but pretty much any restaurant you want exists here

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Chauncey Brown
Middle Grades Education
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First and foremost, Berry is not for everyone. People who realize this do so early on and typically end up transferring; however, for the students Berry is for, it can become a second home and one of the most amazing times in students' lives. Berry has a community feel, which is unique when compared to a large school. The professors, students, faculty, and staff all strive to make Berry an experience many want to relive. The leadership opportunities are unparalled to other schools because many students have created the positions they currently hold. Questions like, "Are you involved?" don't come up; rather "How many clubs and organizations are you in?" and "What job(s) do you have?" are conversation-starters for many students. 

In addition, Berry is not a party school. Of course, there is the occasional off-campus party, that is usually busted for underage drinking, but because Berry comes with a $33,000 price tag, many students are not willing to waste that type of money and put their academics before anything else. All transitions into college are difficult, but Berry offers many different support systems throughout campus to maximize your potential. One complaint heard campus-wide is about how strict the campus can be. For instance, there is an attendance policy at Berry that you won't find at other schools. If you miss more than three unexcused absences, your grade is subject to being docked. While the complaint is a valid one, it's not likely to change and is something that is heavily enforced. In some departments, missing one class may mean your grade is in jeopardy, so make sure an absence is absolutely needed and cannot be held, or that there is communication with your professors to make other arrangements (e.g., sitting in on an earlier section of the same class). They are very flexible and willing to work with you; after all, they are there to see their students succeed. 

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