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Nominate a Student


Do you know a high school 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 great promise with limited financial means for more than 150 years. But many deserving students never hear about what Berea has to offer.

Every admitted student to Berea College receives our Tuition Promise Scholarship, a guarantee that no student will ever pay tuition. In addition, we provide every student with a brand-new, free Dell laptop and assist them with the costs of housing and meals.

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

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Quick Facts


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


Berea, Kentucky is 35 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky off of I-75.


1600 students from 46 states and 55 countries. Student–Faculty Ratio 11:1.

Work Program

All students are hired to work a paid, on-campus job and work at least 10 hours per week. The average freshman earns about $1,800 during the first year, which can be used toward college-related expenses.


Berea provides each student with a brand-new free Dell laptop 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 3.2 or higher, and rank in the top 30% of their graduating class.


Most students at Berea College have a combined family income of less than $50,000 per year. All domestic applicants are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial eligibility for admission.

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