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Berea College

107 Jackson St, Berea, KY 40403-1749
+1 859-985-3145
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Beautiful, unique and diverse

Founded in 1855 as the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, Berea charges no... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
I want to live here!

Seriously, I want to live here. My other adult friends and I kept trying to think of ways we could... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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107 Jackson St, Berea, KY 40403-1749
+1 859-985-3145
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

Founded in 1855 as the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, Berea charges no tuition and admits only academically promising students, primarily from Appalachia, who have limited economic resources. (Taken from B.C. web site). It's a beautiful campus to walk around. The students...More

1  Thank IndyMom21
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Seriously, I want to live here. My other adult friends and I kept trying to think of ways we could wrangle a career at Berea College. The whole town is so quaint and picturesque, and Berea College is the heart of the town. I would...More

Thank 4CtheWorld
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We loved walking the campus and visiting the various artisan shops and dining at the local restaurants. The landscaping throughout was wonderful to see. We especially enjoyed the college store where the college students display and sell their arts and crafts. The work is outstanding...More

Thank Onthego1950
Reviewed 15 December 2015

No tuition is charged and the students work a variety of crafts that are sold to offset the free tuition. Students are given expert instruction in a number of crafts along with normal libral arts classes. Student population is 1500. Students and famiies are screened...More

Thank 564BobM564
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Berea is a scenic, small college that prides itself on providing education to those most in need. As one of 7 'work colleges' in the USA, it has a nearly unique method of preparing students for the workplace after graduation. Most students work their way...More

Thank Scott_M_SubGuy
Reviewed 9 November 2015

One of the few work-study colleges in the US, this college exemplifies in my opinion the best ideals in education and work with the community. The best time to visit is when the student-led tours are available, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 5...More

Thank Morris-Madison
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Read of the history of the college. Several old (looking) buildings and some new ones built in same style. There is a 50 minute walking tour that would be better than what we tried with driving as there are not many places to actually stop...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Really nice, green and clean historical campus. It doesn't take long to walk around. if time set up a visit to one of the craft departments.

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We toured the weaving studio which was very interesting. We were able to speak to some of the students who were happy to answer our questions.

Thank Libragirl1019
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The grounds of the college make for a nice evening stroll, with lots to look at, spaces to admire and a lot of history to absorb. Landscaped beautifully with friendly cats sauntering around on the well-lit campus.

Thank Sharon455
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Pamela J
16 February 2015|
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Response from wandaellene | Reviewed this property |
Pamela. Sorry, I don't know that chapel, so I have to refer you to the person above and their answer to contact the college. I personally used Chapel in the Woods in TN, and could not recommend it higher. It was perfect.