The College environment is designed to enhance student learning, and features:
- 140 beautifully landscaped acres on central campus.
- Historical buildings showcasing many eras of American architecture, including Draper Hall classroom building (modeled after Philadelphia’s Independence Hall); Phelps Stokes Auditorium (a 1,500 seat facility built by students in 1904); Danforth Chapel; Fairchild Hall (the first brick building on campus); Jelkyl Drama Center; Seabury Center (for physical education and health); and the Woods-Penniman Crossroads Complex.
- A residential campus with 14 residence halls and 9 specialty houses, plus 50 family housing apartments, accommodating about 88% of students on campus.
- Berea College Ecovillage student family housing complex, including a state-of-the-art child care center for 120 children. The Ecovillage models sustainable living with ecological design elements to vastly reduce energy and water usage.
- 7,700 acres of forest and 1,200 acres for instruction in agriculture and natural resources.
- Historic Boone Tavern Hotel on College Square, staffed with a number of student workers.