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Campus Housing

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are far off campus, some do not have air conditioning, and some of the rules do not make sense. Usually the dorms are clean and have enough space.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Rules are too strict on visitation, cleanliness is an issue.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus can be okay, but at times it is miserable. There is not much to do on campus and the library closes too early for the way this school is set up. The dorms are not the best place to study. The dorms get messy easily although we have FAs. When you live on campus you have to eat in Dining Services and they try to accommodate everyone, but sometimes it is hard to find something you can eat. When you live off campus you do not have to put up with that issue. We are forced to live on campus our first year. It is hard to onto an off campus living as well. The housing system could be much better.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great, some dorms are old but within the next five to ten years everything on campus will be updated. The process has already began, and I've seen several floor plans the new renovations will make the college even better!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's a tight-knit community, which is really nice. The dorms are currently being renovated, one at a time, so things are a little cramped in the meantime, but the renovations are very nice and eco-friendly. My dorm is literally right next to the building that most of my classes and secondary labor position are in, which is awesome. The rooms are small, but hey, it's a dorm room. The "janitors" are all students, so it depends on who you get as to how well they do. Usually freshman aren't as enthusiastic, and I can see why, but the dorm coordinators do a great job of motivating them kindly. Then, everyone is happy! The housing processes is done by lottery number. Since I'm staying in the same room next year, I got the choice before the lottery ran, and it was super easy since they've converted it to an online process.

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The College's dorms are not too bad. Since most students at Berea come from lower-economic backgrounds, the dorms are an improvement from what many students may have been used to in the past. The women’s dorms are really comfortable and a joy to live in, except for Seabury, and the men’s dorms are really comfortable, except Bingham and Dana. Blue Ridge is a great place to live but is far from campus, which can get annoying. The most wanted dorms are Kentucky-Talcott and Edwards, but the other dorms are fine to live in, as well.

Most of the rooms in the dorms are spacious and provide enough room to satisfy a student when it comes to comfort. The dorms are usually clean, but there will always be that one person who is a little messy. No matter where you go, living in a different place is always awkward at first, but once a student adjusts, they’ll see that the dorms are quite nice here. Berea College housing is more than enough for the needs of the students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,412
Average Housing Costs
$3,240
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Men's dorms
  • Other: Apartments for single-parent students
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
87%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Blue Ridge Hall
  • Elizabeth Rogers Hall
  • Pearsons Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Edwards Hall
  • James Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Dana Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Bingham Hall
  • Kettering Hall
What You Get
  • Beds
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Mirror
  • Phone
Also Available
The Sturt Cottage is a house on campus for parents of prospective students.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anna Smith Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Common areas on first and third floors, pool table and TV in the basement
Bingham Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Study space and television on the first floor
Blue Ridge Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, game room and kitchen in the basement, study lounges on second and third floors
Dana Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Study space and television in the basement
Danforth Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, study space and television in the basemen
Edwards Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, lounge, study room
Elizabeth Rogers Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, lounges on each floor
Fairchild Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, kitchen on each floor
James Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites with two doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, common area on each floor, kitchen and pool table in the basement
Kentucky Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, connected to Talcott, pool table and television in the basement
Kettering Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, pool table and television in the basement
Pearsons Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, full kitchen in basement, kitchenette on each floor, remodeled in 2006
Seabury Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Ping-pong table and television on the first floor
Talcott Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air Hallconditioning, connected to Kentucky, pool table and television in the basement

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 47 responses

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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