For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902. Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.
Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students' intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry's goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.
LEARNING BY DOING AT THE PREMIER WORK EXPERIENCE COLLEGE IN THE NATION!
Berry College’s firsthand education is a focus on academic excellence that is really, really personal. Here, the world is your classroom, but we prefer to start you off with 27,000 acres. Life at Berry is connected with lots of green space, an active culture of clubs, organizations, student work programs, volunteer opportunities, and indoor and outdoor recreation.
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.
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 www.sacscoc.org 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
Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 27,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.