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Reviews 484 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing would probably be nice in many ways, but the college makes the process of applying for and obtaining off campus housing VERY difficult, to the point where it does not seem worth-while.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great restaurants in Rome, many of which offer discounts to Berry students.

2 College Junior

Administration: The administration fails to take into account students' views on a lot of issues, and much of the time it seems like the only view they care about is that of the Board of Trustees who line their pockets.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: One tip I would give for students with financial struggles is to write a letter of appeal to the office of financial aid. It usually gets you about $2000 more in aid - definitely worth the trouble.

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2 College Junior

Party Scene: There is little to no party life on campus, you have to go off campus for that.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The value is a rip-off, plain and simple. The school overcharges you for flexbucks that you must then spend on food with inflated prices. The biggest redeeming factors are Chic-fil-a and Subway, because these are more affordable. The fact that meal plans are mandatory makes it difficult to budget your meals on your own, which would allow us to choose healthier options.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorm housing could use renovation and their isn't enough for students students on campus, but overall the campus is one of the most beautiful.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Until we are seniors or unless we are commuters we cannot live off campus. I would say it would be too much of a hassle anyways because Berry is somewhat secluded and it's own town. It just makes sense to live on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I usually eat off campus because the dining hall isn't great. There are several delicious Mexican restaurants that are affordable as well as classic fast food options.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The RA's have done a great job keeping the floor quiet during quiet hours so that we can sleep or study.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They do their best to help you and there are many opportunities for scholarships at Berry. There isn't a full ride scholarship and even with the small scholarships I've received it's been hard paying tuition.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party and there really isn't anywhere to party at Berry even if I wanted to.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall is really awful. I only eat salad or pizza when I go. I feel like I am wasting money on the unlimited meal plan that I can't even use because the food isn't good. Valhalla is great though! I wish there were more options. I get tired of the same three things.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: At Berry College I live in East Mary within the Ford Complex. It is beautiful on the outside! This inside is like any other dorm but the rooms are big and clean. It's an expensive college but I believe it is worth it. The courses are challenging but I've learned more this year than ever before! The social atmosphere is wonderful and all residents are very friendly and caring.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I am from out of town, Wisconsin, and everyone tends to go home on the weekend. It makes it tough for me. There is little social interaction between everyone. The aesthetics of the entire campus are beyond beautiful but it does not help when no one wants to do anything.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Berry College has its own zip code which makes it pretty unique. If you love the outdoors this is the school for you. There are miles of hiking and running paths. It is a truly beautiful campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The Animal Science program at Berry is great! There is a lot of hands on labs and activities. There are small classes which makes it easier to connect with the professor and learn the information.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The program is very hands on. My first year I was able to work on the dairy. This gave me tons of hands on experience and help me decide what I want to do after college.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I just wish I was able to receive more need based

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe but cops are very unpredictable with ticket writing!

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options around the school

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I get along with everyone guys and girls

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food makes no since and is horrible!

College Freshman

Greek Life: There's no Greek life here

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Very old town needs revamping!

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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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