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Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

At A Glance

Main Address

2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW

Mount Berry, GA 30149-9707

www.berry.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 490159

2277 Martha Berry Highway NW

Mount Berry, GA 30149-0159

(706) 236-2215

Fax : (706) 290-2178

admissions@berry.edu

Contact : Glenn Getchell

Director of Admission and Enrollment Engagement

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5059

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : July 24

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 69.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,943

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 577

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 86.0%

Average financial aid package : $32,015.00

In-State Tuition : $37,946.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $37,946.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Nov 1

Regular application due: Jul 24

Priority application due : Jan 15

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 4 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 15

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 1

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 20

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jan 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jul 24

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Feb 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

International Students

Fall application due : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 69.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Biology : 19.0%
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Education : 9.0%
Psychology : 9.0%
Parks And Recreation : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Health Professions : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Zoology/Animal Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B M
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Superintendency and Educational System Administration M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Pre-Nursing Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B
Sustainability Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Music Management B
Music Performance, General B
Music, General B
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 4.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 2.0%

Other : 18.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : history museum, science museum, equine center with boarding, dairy and beef cattle research center, on-campus lab preschool, elementary school, middle school, 60-foot foucault pendulum, student campsites, reservoir, hiking and biking trails, observatory, hard-court tennis facility

Geographic Location : 72 miles from Atlanta; 75 miles from Chattanooga, TN.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,943

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 577

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,918

Graduate enrollment : 91

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 70.0%

Out of state students : 30.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 7.0%

White : 78.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Limited visitation hours. Dry campus. Tobacco free campus.

Student Newspaper : Campus Carrier

Student Newspaper URL : http://vikingfusion.berry.edu/index.php/news/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 95.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 89.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Vikings

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Chaplain/spiritual director

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Other Sports : equestrian (IHSA) W


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 4,328

Admitted : 3,055

Enrolled : 577

Somewhat selective 71.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 80

Admitted early admission : 27

Applied early action : 1,763

Admitted early action : 1,508

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive, Early decision



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Extracurricular Activities

Considered

Application Essay

Interview

Recommendations

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record and test scores most important. Class rank, recommendations and essays considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 32.0%

Top Quarter : 61.0%

Top Half : 87.0%

Bottom Half : 13.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 10.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 6.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 15.0%

600 - 699 : 45.0%

500 - 599 : 36.0%

400 - 499 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 9.0%

600 - 699 : 37.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 8.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 29.0%

24 - 29 : 51.0%

18 - 23 : 19.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 12.0%

24 - 29 : 53.0%

18 - 23 : 28.0%

12 - 17 : 7.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 39.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 21.0%

12 - 17 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Berry College grants credit to a student who presents minimum acceptable scores on one or more of the Advanced Placement

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Academic Electives

4

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 50.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 49.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

530 - 650

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

560 - 670

ACT Composite

24 - 30


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 102

All

Art History

3

3

ART 201

All

Biology

3

4

--

All

4

4

BIO 111

All

5

8

BIO 111 and BIO 202 or BIO 215

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT 120

All

4

4

MAT 201

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MAT 120

All

4

8

MAT 201 and MAT 202

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 102

All

4

4

CHM 108

All

5

8

CHM 108 and CHM 109

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

GOV 217

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CSC 103

All

English Language and Composition

4

4

RHW 101

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

200-level ENG Foundations Lit.

All

Environmental Science

4

4

EVS 104

All

European History

4

3

HIS 155

All

5

6

HIS 154 and HIS 155

All

French Language and Culture

4

4

200 level language

All

German Language and Culture

4

4

200 level language

All

Human Geography

4

3

--

All

Latin

3

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECO 110

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECO 210

All

Music Aural Subscore

3

3

--

All

Music Non-Aural Subscore

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

5

--*

Credit TBD by Music dept

All

Physics 1

4

4

PHY 111

All

Physics 2

4

4

PHY 111

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHY 212

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHY 211

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

4

200 level language

All

Statistics

4

3

MAT 111

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

GOV 211

All

United States History

4

3

HIS 120

All

World History: Modern

4

3

HIS155

All

5

6

HIS 154 and HIS 155

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 83.0%

% of loans / jobs : 17.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 87.0%

% Judged to have need : 80.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 30.0%

% of need met : 86.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $32,015.00

Avg non need-based aid : $19,555.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $28,711.00

Avg need-based loan : $4,458.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,336.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jan 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Noemi Sarrion-Cortes

Financial aid office phone : (706) 236-1714

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,257.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Scholarship Opportunities

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant; $950; for Georgia residents who attend in-state private institutions. HOPE Scholarship, $4,178 annually; Zell Miller Scholarship, $4,616 annually; for Georgia residents from eligible high schools with at least B average in college prep coursework.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$37,946.00

$37,946.00

$37,946.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$37,946.00

$37,946.00

$37,946.00

Room and board:

$13,370.00

$10,582.00

$3,794.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,224.00

$2,104.00

$1,652.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,000.00

$1,980.00

$1,980.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$54,540.00

$53,612.00

$46,372.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$54,540.00

$53,612.00

$46,372.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 62

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 62

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 62

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

High School Transcript

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 524

Transfers admitted percentage: 14.0%

Transfers admitted: 77

Transfers enrolled percentage: 6.0%

Transfers enrolled: 35

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: May 1

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $37,946.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,370.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,582.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,257.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $478,559.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 20

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program