- 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.