Berry College

Nationally recognized for academic excellence and extraordinary value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students located in NW Georgia. For more than a century the College has offered a comprehensive liberal arts education that balances intellectual exploration, practical learning and character development. A unique internship program coupled with a mentoring culture offers students a full bodied experience.

Founded by Martha Berry in 1902 as the Boys Industrial School with the mission of providing educational opportunity to poor children of the rural South, Berry became a four-year coeducational college in 1926. Historically nondenominational, the College embraces such Christian principles as inclusivity and service, encourages examination of faith and values, and is welcoming and respectful to those from all religious backgrounds.

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The College offers a purposeful, four-year plan that integrates mentorship, reflection and hands-on learning. In turn, students contribute their ideas and hard work to make Berry and the larger world better.

The people of Berry share freely of their experience and expertise, helping one another learn and develop as scholars and people of character. Taking on the best qualities of teachers, friends, coaches, staff supervisors and alumni, Berry students grow into mentors in their own right.
Through Berry’s LifeWorks program, students fill more than 1,000 jobs across all of the College’s 180 departments. While gaining as many as eight semesters of paid, professional development experience, they connect classroom studies to hands-on learning, gaining invaluable skills and taking ownership of their education.
At 27,000 acres, the Berry campus is a place of tremendous physical beauty, facilities that support unique work-based learning opportunities, countless options for outdoor recreation and ample opportunities for research.