Trip Planner:   USA  /  Kentucky  /  Berea  /  Berea College

Berea College, Berea

4.6
#5 of 17 in Things to do in Berea
Landmark · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Berea College
Berea College is a private liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky. Founded in 1855, Berea College was the first college in the Southern United States to be coeducational and racially integrated. Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year scholarship. There are still other fees, such as room and board, textbooks, and personal expenses. Most students receive grants or scholarships and do not have to take out many loans, if any at all.

Berea offers bachelor's degrees in 32 majors. It has a full-participation work-study program in which students are required to work at least 10 hours per week in campus and service jobs in any of over 130 departments. Students take home a monthly paycheck, with the rest of the money going towards their education. Students do not get to choose where they work their first year but can choose during subsequent years.

Berea's primary service region is Southern Appalachia, but students come from 46 states in the United States and 58 other countries, with approximately one in three students an ethnic minority or from outside the U.S.
Mountain Day is a tradition unique to Berea College. On this day, students are given a day free from work and classes. They are encouraged to hike the Pinnacles and enjoy the mountain ranges. Students also do not get the traditional September Labor Day off. Instead, they get a Labor Day in the spring, which is used to find a new labor position for the upcoming year.
Use our Berea journey planner to visit Berea College on your trip to Berea, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create an itinerary including Berea College

Berea College reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
119 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • I have traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, and little, lovely Berea is one of my favorite places to return to for a quiet, relaxing visit. The college campus is a great place for....  more
    I have traveled extensively, domestically and internationally, and little, lovely Berea is one of my favorite places to return to for a quiet, relaxing visit. The college campus is a great place for....  more »
  • Great to explore the stores and see the handiwork but I recommend wandering beyond the shopping experience and get a tour of the area where students are working. We visited the loom workshop and... 
    Great to explore the stores and see the handiwork but I recommend wandering beyond the shopping experience and get a tour of the area where students are working. We visited the loom workshop and...  more »
Google
  • I love climbing on top of this college it was a blast not really allowed to but oh well
  • Done

Plan your trip to Berea

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.