The unique combination of factors which distinguish Berea includes:
- Washington Monthly magazine selected Berea College as their top-ranked (#1) Liberal Arts College in 2011.
- Each student receives the equivalent of a full-tuition scholarship worth $20,900, or $83,600 over a four-year period.
- Nationally recognized labor program in which all students participate
- Serves the Appalachian region and the commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Best collection of resources gathered over nearly a century, documenting the Southern Appalachian region
- Multiple Compton, Fulbright, Truman, Udall, and Watson fellowship winners.
- Listed in Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” in 2009.
- National recognition for innovative and outstanding service learning.