Berry College

Berry College

The historical roots of Berry College can be traced back to 1902 when the Boys Industrial School was established. Seven years later, a girl's school was formed. In 1926, a junior college was included. The institute finally became a senior college, and the first batch of students graduated from Berry College in 1932. This four-year liberal arts institute currently sits on a 26,000 acre campus in Mount Berry, Georgia.

Berry College offers bachelor's degrees in arts, music, and science, and master's degrees in education, and business administration. Dual degree programs and courses in pre-professional studies are also available. Berry College offers the following academic divisions:

  • Campbell School of Business
  • Charter School of Education and Human Sciences
  • Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

The sports teams of Berry College compete in the Southern States Athletic Conference, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The mascot for the teams is called the Viking. There are men's and women's teams in baseball, golf, soccer, cross country, tennis, softball, and swimming.

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Contacting Berry

Berry College
2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW
Mount Berry , GA 30149
General Phone: (706) 232-5374

Berry Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts92German language, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, political science, history ...
Education and Teaching88curriculum and instruction, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Business and Management84business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, marketing
Science50biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, physics
Media38communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling34psychology
Animal Science and Care12animal science
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies9art studies
Music8music, music management
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3registered nursing
Drama and Performing Arts3theatre arts management
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Engineering Technician0engineering technology

Number of programs and degrees for Berry in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38236
Post-master's certificate151
Master's degree455

Berry Student Body

In 2007-2008, Berry had a total enrollment of 1,858 students (1,787 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 46%
20-21 36%
22-24 9%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina1%
(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%
New York1%

Berry Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %

Berry Room and Board (2007)

Berry offers campus housing for 1,407 of its 1,787 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rome, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Berry Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520620
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing500620
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT65%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT35%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Berry Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,370
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,370
Room and board $ 7,978
Room charge $ 4,438
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,540
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,850

Financial Aid:
Berry participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 155400)

Berry Faculty

Berry has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2614
Non-tenured and not on tenure track811

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$83,7125$82,927
Associate professoracademic year34$64,36823$58,733
Assistant professoracademic year20$55,92215$50,229
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year4$53,3764$46,932
No academic rankacademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year87$66,62050$57,115

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Berry Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Baseball Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
Track Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports343973

Berry Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% students on athletic fin. aid
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