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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 Junior

Campus Quality: Plenty of events (KCAB is great). Beautiful campus with plenty to do outdoors. The traditions are truly special.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I can't really explain it but Berry is amazing. I wouldn't want to go to any other school! The community, activities and traditions are so much fun! From Mountain Day to campus concerts... Berry always provides the best for students! We even had a lazer tag and glow in the dark company come in over the weekend and create courses for us to play! There's a saying on campus that "Everyone knows because everyone goes." I heard Casino night is the best night on campus though, you get to gamble (fake), dance, and just have fun!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Gorgeous campus. Plenty of spots to hang out and/or study. Hammocks and rocking chairs abound. Nice, modern facilities. Dorms are the one thing that could use improvement, especially underclassmen options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Most facilities are kept in clean order or are brand new

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The buildings at Berry are very eclectic, but they fit together quite nicely. They are well maintained, even if the grounds crew is known to drown out a lecture from time to time. Kilpatrick Commons is an outdoor area students have used to do a variety of things, ranging from performing poetry to holding dances sponsored by clubs and organizations. Many of the buildings have been recently renovated, including the Krannert Student Center and Dana Hall. In addition, buildings like Green Hall, Cook Hall, and the Science Building have updated classrooms. On the other hand, Evans Hall needs a complete overhaul in order to aesthetically compete with neighboring buildings.

The addition of the Cage and Morgan/Deerfield halls has given students a chance to see the aesthetic direction Berry is moving toward. These areas have state-of-the-art facilities for students and have added to campus a great deal of vibrancy ever since they opened in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The Cage offers a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, two racquetball courts, the MAC gym, a one-eighth-mile track, and high-tech workout areas. Aerobics classes are also held in the Cage, and there are two dance rooms to accommodate different class sizes.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
26,000 acres
Student Centers
Krannert Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Memorial Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Kilpatrick Commons
  • Krannert lobby
  • Memorial Library
  • Morgan Jewel Box
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are two coffeehouses on campus: the Bean'ry in Krannert and Java City in the Memorial Library.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
The newest dorms, Morgan and Deerfield, are the greenest areas on campus. The lights turn off when motion is not detected, the bathrooms have dual flush toilets, and they feature BELL rooms that track the energy and water consumption of the students that live on a specific hall. In addition, dorms with elevators are now encouraging students to use the stairs (burning calories and not coal), only allowing elevator access when moving in or out, carrying groceries, or doing laundry.
School Slang
  • "Mofield": Morgan and Deerfield halls, the newest residence area on campus
  • Cage: The fitness center that opened in 2008; this is where the home basketball games are played.
  • D-hall: The one and only dining hall on campus, located in the Krannert Center
  • Ford: The dorms located in the Ford complex are Clara and East & West Mary. These are female dorms, and freshmen typically live here.
  • Stretch Road: The three-mile road that connects Berry's main campus to Mountain Campus
Mountain Day Weekend: This is Berry's Homecoming weekend, and it's held over two days during the first weekend in October. Students are let out of class after 2 p.m. to compete with their residence halls in the Mountain Day Olympics on Friday. Saturday, the traditional march is held on Mountain Campus, and Marthapalooza, a fair free to students, is held that night.
Urban Legends
  • At the west end of CCC road are the ruins of an old church and cemetery called Mountain Springs Church. You can hear music coming from the church at night, along with crying and footsteps in the cemetery.
  • Between the dorms of East Mary and West Mary is a tower that has stood there ever since the College opened in 1902. Apparently, a Berry student hanged herself up in the tower and was not found for days. No one knows why she killed herself. The room where she died is now locked, but you can go to the door. It is inexplicably cold in the tower, even during the hot Georgia month of August, and if you wait there long enough in the dark, you can hear her crying her last cries just before ending her life.
  • CCC Road (also known as Seven Bridges Road) is a road on the northern side of Berry College. When you go west, if you count the small bridges as you go over them, there are seven. When you turn around, count them on the way out-there are only six.
Favorite Things To Do
Students love to enjoy the outdoor spaces around Berry, especially when the weather is nice. It's not uncommon for students to sunbathe and study in green areas near their dorms.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Campus Carrier
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are 11 categories of student clubs and organizations on campus. Clubs are equally involved on campus, and each holds traditional events every year. It is encouraged to get involved as soon as possible, and clubs are easy ways to do so. They also provide a great way to meet new people with common interests.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • "Remember the Titans" and "Sweet Home Alabama" were filmed on Berry's campus.
  • Berry hosts the Involvement Fair for freshmen that showcases every club and organization on campus. The fair is designed to give students the chance to see everything they can be involved with at Berry. Clubs take down information from students and contact them to let them know about meeting times and upcoming events. In addition, the Involvement Fair is a great way to meet people.
  • There are approximately eight deer per student at Berry.
  • At roughly 26,000 acres, Berry is the largest college campus in the world.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 45 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 22 responses

  • 23% Mountain Day Weekend
  • 23% Marthapalooza
  • 18% Themed Late-Nights Held by Different Dorms
  • 10% Football games
  • 7% Casino Night
  • 5% Can i kiss you
  • 3% Basketball Games
  • 3% Movie Nights
  • 2% Comedians
  • 2% Formal
  • 2% Outdoor activities
  • 2% Exam Jam/Finals Fest

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 29% Hiking!
  • 26% Going to the cage
  • 14% Biking
  • 14% Going to the events KCAB puts on
  • 9% Eno
  • 6% Frisbee
  • 3% Dance

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 23 responses

  • 39% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 30% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 30% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 48 responses

  • 46% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 4% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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