Berea College is a private liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky, United States. Founded in 1855, Berea College is distinctive among post-secondary institutions for providing free education to students. The 2020 annual ranking of U.S. News & World Report categorizes Berea as 'more selective' and rates it tied for 46th overall, 2nd for "Most Innovative Schools", 4th for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" and tied for 14th in "Top Performers in Social Mobility" among liberal arts colleges in the U.S.
Berea College provides all students with full-tuition scholarships and many receive support for room and board as well. Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship (currently worth over $150,000; $39,400 per year for 2018-2019). The School focuses on admitting students who need financial assistance to attend college.
The school offers 32 different undergraduate programs majorly in the liberal arts and humanities and only accepts well-qualified students with a documented need for financial assistance from around the world. Students must meet their admission requirements and must be willing to live by the code and conducts of the school. Students at Berea typically work on campus in exchange for free tuition and housing, which includes working 10 or more hours per week on campus.
Students interested in applying to Berea typically complete the application process online by visiting the admissions section on the school’s website. Nigerian students seeking to study abroad in the United States on scholarships at Berea must start the process by reviewing admissions requirements and the international student eligibility requirements by visiting berea.edu
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