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National Recognition


  • Ranked as the #1 liberal arts college in America by Washington Monthly in 2011.
  • Listed as one of the top 373 colleges in the nation by Princeton Review.
  • One of the nation’s 25 most desirable small schools – Newsweek, 2011. Berea was also named one of the 25 most desirable rural schools and one of the 25 most diverse schools by Newsweek.
  • Greenest school in Kentucky – 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.
  • One of the best colleges in the Southeast by the Princeton Review.
  • Member of the President’s Higher Education Community Services Honor Roll.

Colleges of Distinction
Berea College wears this badge for distinction in “Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities and Successful Outcomes.”

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