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Berry College

Mount Berry, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

Berry College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Berry College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Berry College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by December 15.

Berry College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Berry College's admissions stats.

Berry College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1211
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12.48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 34.43%
Waitlist Yes

Berry College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Berry College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes July 15 December 15

Applying Early to Berry College?

Berry College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Berry College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Berry College accepts around 84% of early action applicants and 70% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Berry College admitted 2,35 of the 2,42 who applied early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Berry College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Berry College?

Getting into Berry College is moderately difficult. Berry College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Berry College accepted 70% of all applicants, about 3,669 of the 5,249 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Berry College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Berry College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Berry College

In 2022, Berry College waitlisted 294 students and 19 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 12 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Berry College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Berry College

What does Berry College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Berry College for more information on admission factors.

Berry College Application Requirements

To apply to Berry College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Berry College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Berry College?

Students admitted to Berry College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Berry College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Berry College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 12.48% of Berry College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34.43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Berry College?

To be competitive with other Berry College applicants, you should strive to score between 1125 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Berry College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1125, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Berry College student is 1211.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Berry College students scored 638 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Berry College students scored 678 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Berry College?

To be most competitive at Berry College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Berry College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Berry College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Berry College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Berry College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Berry College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Berry College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Berry College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Berry College.

Does Berry College accept transfer credits?

✅ Berry College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Berry College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Berry College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Berry College?

❌ No, Berry College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Berry College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Berry College is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Berry College?

❌ Berry College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Berry College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Berry College was 84% in 2021.

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Berry College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Berry College? Berry College is a somewhat selective institution. The Berry College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


Berry College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Berry College is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Berry College is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Berry College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1125 - 1310


Math SAT Range

530 - 638


Reading SAT Range

590 - 678

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1125 to 1310


1125 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Berry College students is 1211. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Berry College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1125 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1125 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Berry College.

Berry College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Berry College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.84. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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