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 1090 (25th percentile) to 1298 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Berea College average GPA (3.28 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 30% of all students that apply are admitted to Berea College, from which 69 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Berea College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Berea College was reported as 30.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,970 college 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

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.45

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Berea College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 32.9%
  • 2017-2018: 35.1%
  • 2018-2019: 38.2%
  • 2019-2020: 30.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 31.4%

How Does Berea College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Berea College is eighty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Centre College76.4%
Asbury University64.4%
Transylvania University89.7%
Midway College59.6%
Georgetown College63.4%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Berea College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math540 - 638
Total Score1090 - 1298
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math21 - 26
Composite Score23 - 27
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