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Berry College Data & Information Overview

33 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
70% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Berry College Ranked?

#799 Best Colleges in Nation
#20 Best Colleges in GA
Curriculum & Instruction Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Berry College was awarded 33 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is curriculum & instruction.

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Overall Quality

Berry landed the #799 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Berry also holds the #20 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Berry College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Berry?

70% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Berry College has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Berry.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to Berry submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 678. Math scores were between 530 and 638.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Berry College  ( 590 to 678 )

SAT Math Scores for Berry College  ( 530 to 638 )
Berry received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Berry College  ( 24 to 30 )

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Berry College Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
77% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Berry, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berry College is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Berry College

85% Freshmen Retention
63% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Berry College has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Berry for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Berry College.

Berry College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,982 Full-Time Undergraduates
23.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,006 undergraduates at Berry with 1,982 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

How Much Does Berry College Cost?

$22,410 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
$30,720 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Berry is $22,410. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Berry

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,992 $16,418 $19,493 $23,419 $27,383

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Berry, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Berry, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,680 a year. That adds up to $30,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Berry is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Berry Graduates Make?

$45,582 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Berry make around $45,582 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Berry graduates since it is 7% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Berry College make the most money.

Location of Berry College

Georgia State
1,982 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Berry College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mount Berry, Georgia. Mount Berry is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Berry are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2277 Martha Berry Hwy Nw, Mount Berry, GA 30149
Phone: 706-232-5374

Berry College Majors

37 Majors With Completions
493 Undergraduate Degrees
65 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Berry College. Of these students, 493 received undergraduate degrees and 65 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 45 $25,276
Zoology 45 $23,886
Nursing 45 $60,369
Marketing 27 $40,034
Business Administration & Management 27 $40,025
General Psychology 23 $25,920
Communication & Journalism (Other) 23 $27,089
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 23 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 $35,028
Finance & Financial Management 17 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Berry College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Berry

6% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 147 students took at least one online class at Berry College. This is a decrease from the 859 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 147 78
2019-2020 859 61
2018-2019 46 0
2017-2018 29 0
2016-2017 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Berry College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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