Berry Quick Facts




Private, coeducational 

Location: Rome, Ga.

On U.S. Hwy. 27 in Northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Campus and Facilities:

Berry has the world’s largest contiguous college campus, spanning more than 27,000 acres of woodlands, meadows and streams. There are 47 primary buildings on campus, including 15 classroom facilities and 10 residence halls. The newest halls, Audrey B. Morgan and Deerfield, house approximately 350 students and feature beautiful vistas, spacious common areas and outdoor fireplaces. The 131,000 square-foot Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center offers students a state-of-the-art home for Berry's thriving intercollegiate and intramural sports programs. Highlights include a 2,000-seat intercollegiate sports arena, two racquetball courts, an eight-lane pool, and fitness center. The Kilpatrick Commons area, adjacent to campus dining, provides a serene and peaceful respite in the heart of the campus with waterfalls and an outdoor seating area.

Student Body:

(Enrollment data for 2015-2016 academic year)

  • 2,123   undergraduate
  •    122   graduate
  •  67.8    percent of undergraduates from Georgia
  •     37    states
  •     11    foreign countries


95 percent of professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree 

Student to Faculty Ratio:



Berry College has been recognized nationally for quality and value by numerous publications and accrediting bodies. Berry’s reputation as a national leader in higher education has been affirmed by admission to the Annapolis Group, an organization of top-tier national liberal arts colleges.

Berry’s commitment to financial aid and meaningful work experience is outlined by President Steve Briggs in an editorial published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The college’s growing media presence includes coverage by CNN, National Geographic, ABC World News Tonight, USA Today, New York Times, National Public Radio, Associated Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Slate Magazine. Berry is also earning positive recognition for sustainability efforts on campus from the Princeton Review produced in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

As our students and alumni well know, Berry is consistently found among the rankings of the country’s most beautiful colleges by Travel+Leisure, Buzzfeed, Thrillist and Southern Living. Filmmakers use our stunning vistas as well. Movies shot at Berry include “Remember the Titans” “Sweet Home Alabama” and network TV series such as “The Following” and “Constantine.”



Berry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and education-specialist degrees. Berry College is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Berry’s music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and Berry’s programs in business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Accreditation information is given in order for interested constituents to (1) learn about the accreditation status of Berry College; (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review; or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or visit for questions about the accreditation of Berry College.  Complaints may be submitted using the SACSCOC complaint form.  Normal inquiries about the institution, such as those concerning admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Berry College and not to the SACSCOC Office.

Berry College is authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education in the state of Georgia.  That authorization designates the Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission as the state agency to responsible for receiving complaints made by students enrolled at Berry College.  Students may contact the Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission to file a complaint using the following contact information:  Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, GA 30084-5305, Office: (770) 414-3300




  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing 
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Education Specialist

Dual-Degree Programs: 

  • Engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology or with the Kennesaw State University Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Nursing with Emory University School of Nursing

Pre-Professional Options: 

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy 

Library Assets:

  • Approximately 691,205 print and microform holdings
  • More than 400 journal subscriptions
  • Access to 224 research databases
  • Full-text access to more than 37,000 journals and newspapers

Financial Aid:

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Berry awarded more than $32.5 million in institutional financial aid, up more than $1 million from the previous year.

Scholarships:  Both merit and need-based scholarships are offered

Undergraduates receiving Berry financial aid:  98 percent

Financial Aid Web Site

Work Experience:

For more than a century, Berry has emphasized meaningful work experience as a key component of its educational experience. Today, the nation’s premier on-campus Work Experience Program guarantees all students a paid, on-campus work position every semester, regardless of academic major or financial situation. There are more than 300 different types of jobs available. Though participation in the program is voluntary, more than 90 percent of Berry students choose to work on campus at some point during their academic careers. 


Berry is a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, Division III of the NCAA. Other members include Birmingham-Southern College, Centre College, Hendrix College, Oglethorpe University, Millsaps College, Sewanee: The University of the South and Rhodes College. The SAA was formed in 2011 and began league play in 2012. The University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis are affiliate SAA football members beginning in 2015.

Berry fields competitive teams in 21 intercollegiate sports including football, men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, outdoor track, lacrosse, swimming and diving and golf, as well as men’s baseball and women’s volleyball, softball and equestrian.  

Berry Athletics Web Site 


$888 million 

Current Tuition & Fee Schedule

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