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  • 1. Berea College Amanda Wisenor Reader LA3 4 May 2011 “ God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth”
  • 2. About Berea
    • Location: Berea, Kentucky (south of Lexington)
    • Founded in 1855 by abolitionists and radical reformers
    • Current full-time enrollment is 1514 students.
    • School colors  Blue & White
    • Mascot  Mountaineers
    • Has a foundation based on scripture
    • Berea nurtures all aspects: intellectual, physical, emotional, etc.
    • Each student receives a laptop computer (student owns upon graduation)
  • 3. Admission Requirements
    • HAVE AN INTERVIEW
    • A score between 20 and 30 on the ACT
    • Average family income of $50,000.00 or less
    • Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0
    • Consideration of other factors: community service, leadership qualities, and levels of motivation.
    • Recommended high school curriculum:
    • Four units of English
    • Three units of Mathematics (at least Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry)
    • Two units of Laboratory Science
    • Two units of Social Science/History
    • Two units of foreign language
  • 4. Admissions Statistics
    • Berea College enrolled 392 new freshmen out of 2,745 applications.
    • The average ACT of those enrolled was 23.5.
    • 55% of those enrolled graduated in the top 20% of their high school class.
    • 56% were first generation college students
    • 82% of first-year students return as sophomores.
    • 85% of first-year African-American students return as sophomores.
  • 5. Distinctions
    • Everyone receives the equivalent of a full-tuition scholarship worth $25,500, or $102,000 over a four-year period
    • Has a Nationally recognized labor program (everyone participates)
    • Listed in Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” in 2009.
    • Listed as a “Best Buy” college in 2009 by Forbes magazine.
    • Nationally recognized for innovative and outstanding service learning.
  • 6. Academics
    • Offers 35 academic departments and programs
    • Offers 32 different majors & 25 minors
    • Also has pre-professional programs
    • Online classes offered14 teacher education programs.
    • 20 departmental and national academic honor societies.
  • 7. Athletics
    • 16 intercollegiate sports
    • student-athlete can participate in the sport for a ¼ academic credit
    • Berea offers no athletic scholarships
    • 65% of students participate in a variety of intramural and club sports.
    • Basketball-Volleyball-Tennis-Soccer-Softball-Swimming-Track & Field-Cross Country
  • 8. Tuition/Other Costs
    • Berea students are awarded a 4-year tuition scholarship
    • Additional financial aid is also accepted at Berea
    Can charge books and have them taken from paycheck over time Average student actually paid  $1,211 Room $3,082 / year Board $2686 / year Fees $ 876 / year Total $6,644 / year Books and Supplies $750 / year Personal Expenses $1,376 / year Transportation $426 / year
  • 9. Campus
    • 140 of central campus
    • 14 residence halls
    • 9 specialty houses
    • 50 family housing apartments, accommodating about 88% of students on campus.
    • Student family housing complex  including child care center for 120 children.
    • 7,700 acres of forest and 1,200 acres for instruction in agriculture and natural resources
  • 10. Alumni
    • 17,296 all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
    • 35 alumni chapters in the United States.
    • 30%+ of alums since 1970 hold advanced degrees.
    • Distinguished alums:
    • 2002 Nobel Prize-winner John Fenn,
    • former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps
    • Tony Award-winner Tharon Musser
    • automotive engineer and designer Jack Roush, owner of Roush Racing.
  • 11. Bibliography
    • Berea College . Berea College. Web. 03 May 2011. <http://www.berea.edu>.