Berry College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Berry College is a private, 4-year school located in Mt Berry, GA, in the northwest portion of the state between Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN. The school (and other educational institutions) was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry for academically able but economically poor children of the rural South—those who usually could not afford to go to other schools. The 27,000 acre campus is considered the largest contiguous college campus in the world and includes Lavender Mountain. 16,000 acres are overseen by the state department of Natural Resources. The picturesque campus features the “House O’ Dreams” – a mountaintop cabin built by students in 1922 as a gift to Miss Berry. The campus also boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. The academic campus features traditional collegiate gothic architecture and was featured in films and TV.

Academic Programs

Berry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and offers Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees in over 50 fields. Noted for Nursing, Music and Teacher education, the largest program on campus is in Business. The College is comprised of four schools and one division: 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; and Division of Nursing. Per the Mission Statement, “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.”

Student Life

There are over 2,200 undergraduate students enrolled in Berry College, most of whom live on campus among the six residence hall divisions which include traditional dormitories, townhouses and cottages. The College sponsors over 75 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the blue and silver Vikings field teams in 12 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Each Fall, the founder’s birthday is marked by Mountain Day with many activities, alumni events and traditions. Students are made aware of the school’s stated Core Values: A curriculum that stimulates the mind, cultivates a strong work ethic, and develops personal value systems; We value a curriculum that challenges (Head) our faculty and students, and responds to the needs of a rapidly changing business community. We seek to maintain currency in our respective fields and be continuously active in our professional disciplines; Multiculturalism and diversity; supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff; Collaboration, teamwork and the promotion of individual strengths; Service-learning and citizenship; Interacting with the larger community including local, national, and international publics; Continuous improvement of processes; Worthwhile work done well.

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