Office of Admissions


Nominate a Student

Do you know a junior or senior who has everything it takes to be successful in college . . . except the money to pay for it?

Let us help!

Berea College has been serving students of promise with limited financial means for more than 150 years. But many deserving students never hear about what Berea has to offer.

Every student offered admission to Berea College will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship. In addition, we’ll provide every enrolled student with a laptop computer and assist them with the costs of room, board and fees.

Please take a minute to help a deserving student you know by completing our nomination form.

Quick Facts


Berea is a non-denominational, Christian, private liberal arts college.


Berea, Kentucky—35 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky.


1600 students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. Student–Faculty Ratio 11:1.

Work-learning program

All students receive a paid, on-campus job and work at least 10 hours per week. The average freshman earns about $1,200 during the first year, which can be used toward college-related expenses.


Berea provides every student with a laptop computer that is theirs to keep at graduation; network ports are available throughout the residence halls and across campus.

Admissions Requirements


Most of our students score 20–30 on the ACT (1410-1980 SAT), have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and rank in the top 50% of their graduating class.


Most students at Berea College have a family income of less than $50,000 per year. We use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial eligibility for admission.

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