Berea College

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Berea College can be found in Berea, KY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Berea College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1506 (25th percentile) to 1850 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Berea College average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 34% of all students that apply are admitted to Berea College, from which 72 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Berea College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Berea College was reported as 34.3% in Fall 2013 with over 1,610 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1506 - 1850
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Berea College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Berea College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Berea College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 18.8%
  • 2010-2011: 17.3%
  • 2011-2012: 12.4%
  • 2012-2013: 31.8%
  • 2013-2014: 34.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 26.8%

How Does Berea College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Berea College is sixty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Centre College68.6%
Asbury University65.7%
Transylvania University96.2%
Midway College53.8%
Georgetown College82.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Berea College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math513 - 610
Writing483 - 610
Total Score1506 - 1850
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math21 - 26
Composite Score22 - 26
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