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Reviews 637 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are usually events every week regarding internships or future job opportunities. There will always be options for you to take a hold of.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are always willing to help. All my professors have known me by name. They are all very passionate about their fields at that makes classes more fun.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It really depends on where you live. There are two dorms that need to be renovated but the other ones are either average or really great.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: we don't have greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Since I am an athlete I see the inside of everything. The football players are exalted, but that's also because we have a new stadium and only three year old football program. Other sports people care about and attend but not as much as the football games.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors at Berry are wonderful. They are always willing to give me help if I need it and are very punctual when responding to emails. Classes are challenging but that's because Berry is a more rigorous school. There are plenty opportunities to become a better student. I have learned a lot at Berry. There are so many options for extracurricular activities so you will always be able to get involved.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: They are pretty good here but not a major part of the community.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. It challenges me and is helping me become who I am. I hope to continue my work here.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a new stadium so that is pretty awesome. Beyond that, everything else is okay. When track is in the weight room so are other sports teams and its not a very big weight room so it gets crowded.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most the professors here are caring and nice, and it is a beautiful campus so plenty to explore. I also like that you are guaranteed a job on campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: As a liberal bisexual woman (who is also Catholic), things could certainly be worse here. However, there is a horrible lack of diversity at this school. Everyone is Christian. Everyone is white. Everyone is heterosexual. And then there are the people not afraid to live freely outside of what everyone listed above is. I don't feel threatened as someone who bisexual and liberal, but sometimes I certainly feel unaccepted.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We are a substance free campus, but that doesn't mean students aren't drinking or smoking pot. If you're looking for it, you'll find it. If you aren't, then you won't find anything.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Whoever in responsible for dealing with sexual assault here does a horrible job of dealing with victims of it. Everyone whose ever been assaulted on campus has been met with doubt and victim blaming from everyone including the administration. The campus is so poorly lit at night, especially for the students who must walk from Ford to main campus. I do not feel safe walking around campus at night. I will pull out my keys and ran as fast as I can to my dorm.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like a degree from Berry has the idea of a strong work ethic attache to it. People think of Berry an picture hard-working, decimated Southern, college students. Alumni are very well connected once they graduate.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the classes here are very small in size, so that allows a more one-on-one feeling with your professors. That being said, some of the professors seem extremely inapproachable. There's also an extreme lack of diversity among the teachers here. They are all white men and women. Mostly men actually. I have not seen or hear of a professor who is a person of color since I came to Berry.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is actually pretty great. Our rooms are a good size considering they're dorm rooms. All the given furnishings are still in good quality. Just recently, all the beds in my dorm,Morton-Lemley, were replaced during Winter Break. I don't know specifics about the cost of housing or the ease of the process since I am just a freshman.The only people who have a hard time getting from their dorm to class are the kids up at Ford and the Winshape kids. They're literally a mile or more off main campus. Sometimes it feels like no one in the dorm talks to each other. Other times it feels like no one will leave me alone.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Berry tries very hard to create a united student force for the school sports here. However, once football ended, it seemed like no one cared about sports anymore. Intramural sports are a weirdly huge deal here. There are an insane amount of facilities for that at the athletic center. I would tell you how our school teams perform, but I honestly don't know anything about that.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'll openly admit that my first semester at Berry College was far from amazing. I was thrown into a job that far too much for any student, especially a freshman, and was treated quite badly by those in charge. It was wrecking chaos on my academic and mental health. Couple that the general confusion of starting college for the first time and my anxiety disorder, I was on a downward spiral for a few months. After I quit my job and spoke to another academic advisor, I got my life in order. Things are better now. I"m still adjusting to this life. Sometimes it feel so isolated here if you don't have a car. Or if you aren't extremely Christian. Or part of the LBGTQA community. It could be better. But it could be worse. I'm still adjusting to this new life.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Strong Academics. Helpful professors. They are great, Gorgeous campus. Just no life after exploring natural beauty.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't parake at all, but their are plenty of students who do. Nearly all the varsity athletes.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Gated, Manned Guard House, Scan/Track Visitor Ids, All Dorms Locked 24/7

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and advisors have been great. Very helpful. But if you do not play a varsity sport and are used to being very active with lots to do, this is not the place for you.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a gorgeous, well maintained castle. Cool experience.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Berry does not have a Greek Life and although the school tries, there is virtually no social life or anything to do after you have exhausted hiking the GORGEOUS campus. Extremely boring yet sweet school. Actually, a good first step for me after private school all my life, but I'm ready for more. Very peaceful and safe transition from private school, but not what I would choose for 4 years.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Again, my feelings relate solely to one varsity sport that was greatly disappointing and the responsibility for this is top down. I am certain that there are teams with strong leaders that promote Christian conduct, discipline, unity, team spirit, and a welcoming environment and don't have an older coach trying to hang out and be one of his players rather than being a leader and defining expected character of the team. I have been an avid athlete since age four and worked very hard all my life to play college sports. My varsity sport experience was so disappointing that I resigned my position on the team and I was a starter. My family and I were heart broken, but the team environment was unacceptable.

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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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