Berea College Reviews

  • 10 Reviews
  • Berea (KY)
  • Annual Tuition: $45,026
100% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/18/2020
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Probably the worst place on the planet for an education. A concentration camp might be more appropriate. They attack you, debase you, and smear you. All their focus is how much dollar they can find. Students are treated like trash. Professors know nothing. TAs know nothing. Nobody knows anything. They TAs are appointed based on "diversity." Many "minority" (race, gender or sex) TAs do not know anything but act like they know everything are completely egocentric. They are professors' favorites and will never be questioned. If you like to be treated as a slave, I mean literally, come here. Don't take my words for it: four suicides in four years, higher than the Foxconn of China which was regularly attacked by the US media. So, if you want a real education, please avoid this school like a plague. Let me state this plain and clear: it's not free. You spend four years of your life! If you graduate with a worthless paper which can't give you a better job than high school dropouts (source: US Department of Education, Berea grads earn lower than dropouts), then your four years are better spent in prison. Prison won't damage your self-esteem. Berea will. So, if you are looking for a place to educate, please take out loans and go wherever. If I have to redo again, I would choose gulag over Berea."
Micah Taylor
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2019
  • Degree: English
"Berea College has above average expectations of it's students and staff. Their efforts towards reviewing worldviews on religion and culture are what opened my eyes to a more inclusive lifestyle, as well as influenced me in meeting my future husband. Their strict guidelines also gave me the discipline to make any job I worked for easy to integrate into and learn."
Victoria Cox
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2019
"I really enjoyed my time at Berea College. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I am so glad that I was given the chance to become an alumnae of this organization. I was not able to financially afford admission without a full scholarship and here I was admitted on a full scholarship, but also provided the change to work in order to keep up with my needs. They provided me with a laptop and all of the other things I needed to endure my time away from home."
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2018
  • Degree: Economics
"One of the best colleges out there to attend. Campus life is fun and entertain. Be prepared to learn and be challenged to be the best that you can. Most of the professors are very encouraging and willing to assist you to succeed no matter the cost. I had a privilege of living on campus and soaking it all in. Freshmen dorms are nice and cool to be in. You are more than welcome to select anyone to be your roommate during the lottery process. Make sure to take advantage of that."
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2018
  • Degree: Economics
"Very amazing school by all standards. If one want to get a higher and quality education, he or she should look into applying to my college. Everyone tha attends Berea College get a full four year scholarship. One is required to work on campus though. However, it's an amazing school."
D. Spitzer
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Berea is an excellent school that offers a liberal arts education and teaches the student about so much more than his or her designated major. Berea taught me the importance of valuing education, appreciating and accepting students from other cultures, and working to help pay for my schooling through the student work (scholarship) program. Berea has a beautiful, historic campus with lots of nostalgia, charm and heritage that is truly amazing! The professors and work supervisors were always willing to take the time to answers questions and help any way they could. Berea is phenomenal school!"
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Great school for students in low-income families because every student who is accepted is granted a $100,000 scholarship. This is a liberal arts college designed to give you perspective on multiple subjects. Beyond education, you will also participate in a labor program."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Berea College is an amazing place that truly made me a better person. As the first college in the south to accept both women and men and black and white students, Berea has a long history of progressive ideals and forward thinking educators. It is one of the most affordable colleges in the United States with every student accepted being awarded a full tuition scholarship for all four years. The price of room and board is based upon your family's income and many students pay nothing at all. To offset the cost all students work a minimum of ten hours per week in departments and facilities all over campus. That was actually a very rewarding experience, and when I graduated I already had 4 years of relevant work history. I graduated with a well rounded education, very little debt, and a resume that put me above my peers who went to other universities. I loved my time at Berea College, and I cannot imagine the person I would be had I not gone there."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It was a very inclusive environment, where I was able to meet many people from different backgrounds to help me expand my world view. The Liberal Arts curriculum was flexible and offered a lot of ways to allow students to meet the course requirements. I was able to take all of the pre-med courses on top of an unrelated degree, while taking several electives just for fun! The faculty were caring and knowledgeable, and took a personal interest in helping students grow."
Tran K. Nguyen
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Berea College supports its students tremendously. If it were not for their "tuition free" policy, I would not have attend college. Berea has a premiere academic standard. The professors are very well-qualified and dedicated. They care about the quality of their teaching and the students' learning very much. Since the class size is small, every student has a chance to interact with their teachers and approach them during their office hours. The college also has a work-study program which helps students support themselves and learns professional skills. By the time a student graduates, he/she will have on his/her resume not only some extra-curricular or volunteer activities, but professional jobs on campus as well. This is a big plus to bridge out of college. There are a lot of programs on campus to prepare students for life after graduation. The Center for Transformative Learning will train students with skills such networking, writing resume, interviewing, etc. They also support financially for students to do internships and other academic opportunities: visiting Grad school. taking the GRE, travelling to conferences, etc."