Berry College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Mount Berry, GA
Website
www.berry.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,007
Part-Time Undergrads
34
Setting
Rural
In-State Tuition
$27,650
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,650
Room & Board
$9,679
Acceptance Rate
66 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1550–1870
Average ACT Scores
24–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Beautiful campus
  • Community feeling
  • Hands-on experience
  • People

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Cost
  • Dry campus
  • Everyone knows everyone (and their business).
  • Food

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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. 

Berry Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are like maybe four houses that throw parties off-campus. IF you hear about one, just go. BYOB. If you want to party, you can always find one. If you're not a partier, you're not alone, so don't fret. Most of the parties are pretty small compared to frat parties at other schools. But they're pretty welcoming and fun. If you don't want to be around weed, don't even go. There is no pressure to partake, but it's gonna be happening. There are only a couple clubs in town, and students don't usually go unless they know a lot of Berry students will be there. If pre-gaming is an option, just do it.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a strong multicultural group, and there are clubs and organizations for all kinds of diverse groups, but most of them are pretty small. The majority of the college is well-off and white. LGBTQ scene is very, very quiet. Nobody complains too much but I don't think "open arms" would be an appropriate term for them. The conservative scene is pretty strong, but there are enough liberals to make it comfortable to discuss politics without feeling outnumbered in one way or the other. Last, the college is so expensive that you're either filthy rich, have an amazing scholarship, or will be drowning in debt. If there's one thing most students have in common, it's the financial burden.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a saying at Berry. Being a girl, it's somewhat offensive, but I feel that I should share it because it's pretty accurate. For any given guy on campus, "The odds are good, but the goods are odd." There are more girls than guys (that ratio is becoming more equal... possibly?) but a lot of the girls are somewhat eccentric. There's a diverse array of females here, to say the least. The guys say that, but from a girls perspective, the odds are bad and so are the goods. There are plenty of nice guys, but they all have girlfriends. Berry is the kind of campus that students date to marry, so relationships are often very serious. Graduating and getting married on campus shortly after is a trend.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a marketing student, they definitely put you on a set path. This is true for any business degree at Berry. You have your beginning business courses (pre-core), some more in-dept courses (core), and then you specialize in your particular business major (so mine would be upper-level marketing courses). The workload is definitely manageable-- they have it down to a science. It almost feels like you're being turned out like cattle, but the personal connections you form keep it from becoming too monotonous. The career center always has a ton of internship opportunities for business majors. The business building is also pretty nice.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are awesome. They want to work with you, but they don't baby you. You're expected to do your part, but if you need anything at all, they're always willing to help you out. Registration is pretty easy, especially if you're chummy with professors. Your first few semesters of registration can be stressful due to limited options at a small school, but you'll get on the right track. They won't let you fall between the cracks.

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