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Well, if you have a huge inferiority complex,Super BrilliantMath
Well, if you have a huge inferiority complex, like many in Appalachia, Berea would be a great place for you. Most staff and professors believe that they are doing a humanity-saving mission by educating supposedly disadvantaged youth. So, if you don't like their mostly useless assignments, they will think you're wasting their "free" education, become defensive, and attack you outright. One said I should just drop out. Despite this, some believe there are some well-run departments, which I do not know. But what my friends and I feel is that students are just newspaper ads to attract donors wand to give faculty and staff a justification to keep their jobs.

Now, if you don't have an inferiority complex and want a REAL education, please AVOID this school like a plague. Let me state this plain and clear: it's not free. YOU SPEND FOUR YEARS OF YOUR LIFE! If you graduate with a worthless paper which can't give you a better job than high school dropouts (source: US Department of Education, Berea grads earn lower than dropouts), then your four years are better spent in PRISON. Prison won't damage your self-esteem. Berea will. So, if you are looking for a place to educate, please take out loans and go wherever. I am now taking another degree from accredited Open University, UK, online. Let me tell you that OU offers a far better education than Berea. So, let me summarize my time spent in Berea: A total waste and slavery in which I was used as a newspaper ads.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2019
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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Good school. Very helpful faculty and staff. Beautiful school scenery yet devastating. Don't go if you have other chances.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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All I can say is that if youQuite BrightMath
All I can say is that if you are bright and are looking for a career in industry or to make money by getting a job, or that is your first priority, surely come here. A bright student here can do that with a little effort on his/her side.

If you wanna come here and become good (may be even an expert) in applied subjects such as economics or computer science, surely come here again. It is possible to do so. However, if you are looking to be an intellectual, a leading expert, in the field of mathematics or theoretical physics, turn around and run. Run fast and run as far as you can. If you want to end up as a leading research expert in the field and create knowledge, I am sorry, turn around and run again. It is already very difficult to achieve such a goal at any place (even at Cambridge or Caltech or you name it), but Berea college is a special shit-hole for these kind of goals.

4th Year Male -- Class 2017
Faculty Accessibility: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D-
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