Berea College

101 Chestnut Street

Berea KY 40404

Berea is the only one of America’s top colleges that makes a no-tuition promise to every enrolled student.

Applications Accepted: Institutional App

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: DACA students are eligible for admission to Berea College (and the No Tuition Promise Scholarship!)

Forms Required: FAFSA

Do you meet full need? Yes

Berea College awards every admitted student with the No Tuition Promise Scholarship. This amounts to $176,000 over the course of 4 years.

Students and families are required to demonstrate financial need, which is verified through FAFSA. For instance, 98% of our students are Pell Eligible.

Berea College is one of eight federally recognized work study programs. Every student works on campus for an hourly wage 10-12 hours a week, often related to intended career or job fields. For more information, please visit this site.

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To estimate financial qualification, please use this estimator tool.

Additional Financial Aid Information: Berea College is dedicated to providing tuition free education to all students. Room and board costs are based largely on EFC.

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 14

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 87%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Majors: Click Here

Other: We provide every student with a brand new, free Dell laptop and necessary software. We have free tutoring, access to TAs, and professional staff assistance. You pay no tuition ever for your academic degree at Berea College!

Student Population

1,432 Undergraduate Students (Fall 2020 (COVID19 impacted enrollment data

25% Black or African American

14% Hispanic or Latinx or Spanish origin

11% International

57% White

7% Other