Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Berea College (Berea, KY)

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Berea College is ranked 42 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 73 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 14%
Applicants who took ACT 83%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69937%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+5%
600-69932%
600+37%

ACT Score

30-367%
24-2953%
24+59%

Students applied1,637
Students admitted597
Admission rate36%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate45%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$0 *
Fees$570
Room and board$6,472
Estimated book expense$700
Total cost$7,742

Cost after need-based aid$4,832
Cost after non-need-based aid$7,742

Average debt at graduation$7,928

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$33,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met93%
Average need-based aid$2,910
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,643

Full-Time

Men674
Women918

Part-Time

Men28
Women23

Freshmen retained86%

* - All students admitted receive a 4-year tuition scholarship of $24,900 for the 2016-17 academic year.

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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