Build your best life.
Recognized as one of Kentucky’s most selective colleges, Berea College combines academic rigor with a diverse and supportive learning community. We encourage our students to explore opportunities that will make their four years unforgettable—from studying abroad, to paid internships and labor positions that allow them to explore their range of interests.
The Berea Experience
That's one faculty member for every eight students.
We are one of Kentucky's most selective colleges.
Our students come from 45 states, 1 U.S. Territory and 70 countries.
Find what interests you
We use a teaching methodology demonstrably more effective at helping people feel like they’re empowered rather than sitting down and listening to a lecture. Students work together in teams to construct and understand and grapple with the knowledge. It’s really effective.
Berea College offers majors in 33 fields of study, along with 39 minors that can lead to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and/or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Don’t see your exact major? An Independent Major option is available to students who want to pursue a customized field of study that isn’t already an established major program.
Because the challenges of the world are not bound by academic discipline, Berea offers a variety of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic options to ensure you are prepared as broadly as possible for the world awaiting you.
This is my Classroom
Whether you find yourself watching a show in London’s West End, hiking through the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, cuddling with koalas in Australia or negotiating in a Ghanaian market, abroad could be the best place you’ll take your academic career. Let Berea College help you explore the world!
No other college in the nation offers study abroad scholarships and financial aid packages as generous as the ones Berea grants. That’s because we want your pursuit to learn, work or volunteer abroad as accessible to you as possible.
We do things differently at Berea College.
Berea College is one of ten federally recognized Work Colleges. We hire every student to work in campus positions that enhance your education and prepare you for life after college. When Berea students enter the professional world, the experience they have gained in the Labor Program gives them an advantage over graduates from other schools.
Cody Myers ’17 credits his role as a student programmer as fundamental in his college education, and as the reason he landed a job at Red Hat, an IBM subsidiary software company.
From the classroom to the workplace—take what you’ve learned and turn it into experience. Work with our Office of Internships and Career Development to find or create your ideal internship. Get guidance on receiving academic credit and requesting funds to make it possible.