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Berry College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityD+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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She cares more about Educational Quality than the average student.
Date: Sep 19 2003
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Berry College is a place to learn. If you want to go somewhere to be serious about your degree, this is a good choice. You should just be aware that it is not the typical University experience. There is no Greek life, most dorms are single-sex, and it's actually a dry campus. However, there are abundant apartments off-campus, and several bars in town. It's located in Rome, Georgia - which is a very small town. It has the small town charms such as fairs, small concerts, some theatre, white Christmas lights on trees and bridges year-round, and lots of wide-open country. I think the first Starbucks will be opening this year. It's a quiet area, and lots of students go to Atlanta or Chattanooga for fun - about an hour to either city. There are lots of clubs and team sports, I'd recommend crew (rowing). There are also a number of Christian clubs and a lot of outreach. Some people find the Christian atmosphere oppressive, I would have to disagree. You can participate if you want, or do your own thing. I found nearly everyone to be kind and helpful. There are 3 chapels on the 28000 acre campus.

My degree, horticulture, was cancelled much like someone else described the computer science program in their comments. It was a very frustrating experience that I still harbor resentment over. Even after going through the chain of command from the ground up, twice, I was not told the whole truth. I was told the program was expanding when I first visited only to become one of the last graduates with a BS in horticulture. The experience made me realize that to get a very thorough education I needed to make it happen on my own. There are numerous opportunities for students to become leaders at Berry. There is also a fantastic study-abroad program. I spent a year in England that changed my life. By becoming president of a club and doing a little travelling, you can work your way into organizations outside of Berry, nation-wide. That is how I made great contacts who I still use for recommendations. The faculty at Berry are great. I loved my professors and was able to talk to them about any subject, any time. Thanks to the hard work I put in at Berry and abroad, I now have a prestigious position at a leading organization in my field.

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