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Study at 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.

Profile of Berry College

Berry is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Mount Berry, GA. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Berry earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Berry include media, science, mathematics, and animal science and care.

Berry Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 510 to 620 for students at Berry. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 510 and 610.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at Berry are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 858 students (1, 770 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Berry attend full-time. The school is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

Berry Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts94political science, English, history, social services, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, international relations, French language, . . .
Business and Management67business management, marketing, accounting, finance, managerial economics
Education and Teaching65early childhood education, secondary teaching, middle school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, curriculum and instruction, reading teaching, art Education
Science48biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling39psychology
Media30communication and journalism
Animal Science and Care14animal science
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies7art studies
Music7music, music management
Drama and Performing Arts6theatre arts management
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Engineering Technician3engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1registered nursing

Contact: Berry

Berry College

2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW

Mount Berry, GA 30149

General Phone: (706) 232-5374


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