Berry College

Berry College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Berry College was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry, a southern educator and philanthropist. She was inspired to open the college after witnessing the poor education of rural children in the area. With a mission to provide educational opportunities for all, no matter their economic or social status, she began fundraising and recruiting faculty members to create her dream school.

The college opened its doors in 1902 with only three students and one instructor. Over time, more students enrolled and more faculty were hired to accommodate them. In 1905, the first building on campus was completed; it served as both a classroom and dormitory space for students. As enrollment continued to grow throughout the early 20th century, more buildings were added to the campus including a library building in 1907. By 1920, there were nearly 500 students enrolled at Berry College and it had become one of the largest colleges in Georgia.

Throughout its history, Berry College has continued to uphold Martha Berry’s mission of providing educational opportunities for all regardless of social or economic status. The college has grown from its humble beginnings with just three students into an institution that serves thousands of students each year from around the world. Today, Berry College is known for its beautiful campus with over 27,000 acres of land that includes forests, meadows, lakes and streams as well as numerous historical buildings that have been preserved since Martha Berry’s time. It is also known for its strong academic programs that have prepared generations of alumni for successful careers in various fields such as business, medicine and law.

Berry College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Berry College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Berry College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Berry College

Berry College is a private liberal arts college located in Rome, Georgia. It is the world’s largest college campus with more than 27,000 acres of land. The college has a student body of over 2,200 students and an acceptance rate of 86%. Berry College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and concentrations, ranging from business to education to the sciences. In addition to the traditional academic programs, Berry College also has a number of unique academic options such as its Great Books Program and its Natural Resources Management Program. Additionally, the college has a strong emphasis on experiential learning opportunities such as internships and study abroad programs. The average SAT score for accepted students is 1290 with an average ACT score of 27. The student-faculty ratio at Berry College is 14:1 with an average class size of 18 students. Approximately 93% of faculty have doctoral or terminal degrees in their fields and the school has a graduation rate of 67%.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 64%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 64%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,926
Female applicants 1,964
Male applicants 962
Applicants accepted 1,870
Female applicants accepted 1,302
Male applicants accepted 568
Freshman enrollment 653
Female freshman enrollment 431
Male freshman enrollment 222
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 0
Students accepting place on wait list 0
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 54%
SAT Critical Reading average score 590
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 540-640
SAT Math average score 577
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 520-630
SAT Writing average score 566
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 520-610
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 7-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 46%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 23-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-27