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Reviews 637 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The teachers I have met so far seem supportive.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Berry offers great opportunities for internships.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Berry tries its hardest to be a very safe campus

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms can be outdated but are always tidy and clean.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life at Berry.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Berry has a large show of support in everything it does, including sports.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, everyone has been welcoming and encouraging.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about Berry

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree is highly valued

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: still a slight chance of worry

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Administration and offices work together with me.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Berry has a very low crime rate especially compared to other schools. This doesn't mean that Berry is perfectly safe though.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: The class sizes at Berry are very small which is great. Unfortunately a lot of the professors at Berry aren't the best at teaching (specifically in the math and science departments). If you choose to major in one of these categories prepare to teach yourself or choose a different major!

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Berry had a great program where every student has the opportunity to work on campus and hold a part-time job while they are studying. Most Berry students are able to get internships while they are attending Berry and when they graduate.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Besides one building, the dorms at Berry are very old. The paint is peeling on most of the walls, the community bathrooms and other amenities are not very clean. The rooms have a moldy smell and most of the buildings have issues with pests (ie: roaches, spiders, rats, etc.) The layouts of the rooms are also a bit weird in some of the buildings.

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2 College Student

Greek Life: Berry doesn't have normal Greek life on campus. since the student body is small, Berry only has Greek life for the music program and the honor societies.

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4 College Student

Athletics: Berry has a relatively new state of the art gym on campus called the Cage Center. Some of the hours are a bit weird and it can be packed however the facility is very nice. Also, since Berry sits on a very large campus there is plenty of space for outdoor activities.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: Berry is a great school that has tons of activities for students to participate in. The average course load here is way more challenging than most would expect. Although, Berry does have a good amount of resources for students to use.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The quality of courses is amazing - they aren't easy at all. But, the professor go out of their way to help students.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Berry sends a lot of people to graduate school, and many people have jobs right out of college.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Berry is a super safe place. People routinely feel safe enough to go on night walks to enjoy the scenery.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: This really depends on where you live. Some places a newer and nicer, while others have not seen renovations in a long time.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: At Berry, the professors care about your success. They go out of their way to meet with you and make sure you understand what is going on.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Generally speaking, berry college is not a sports college. People play sports, and some are even good, but its not a huge following. Laxbros aren't fun to interact with. Athletics facilities are new, as well as the stadium.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is never campus crime. I can leave my computer in the library, go eat across campus, come back and it will still be there untouched. I always feel safe. Campus security is always driving around campus. Police are always a call away.


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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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