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Berry College Admission Requirements

Mount Berry, Georgia

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Your chances of getting into Berry College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

66.3%
Admission Difficulty for Berry College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Berry College is 66.3%.  Its admission rate is the 23rd lowest in Georgia.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Berry College and can you get accepted?

Berry College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 3,742 out of the 5,643 who applied were admitted.

Berry College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.84. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Berry College?

66% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Berry College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.84 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1200 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT

Berry College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.84

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Berry College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Berry College are to have around a 3.84 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Berry College accepts 66% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Berry College is 3.84 on the 4.0 scale. 41% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #4 in Georgia for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Berry College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Berry College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 41.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Berry College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Berry College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 21% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1110-1290

Applicants Submitting SAT 

21%
SAT Scores for Berry College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 540
Composite 25th Percentile 1110
SAT Scores for Berry College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 630
Composite 75th Percentile 1290
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Berry College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Berry College is 1200 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1110-1290. Students who get into Berry College score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers..  Berry College ranks #8 in the state of Georgia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1200 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Berry College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1110, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1020, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Berry College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1200 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1200, you have around a 66% chance of being admitted. A 1290 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 79% chance of getting in.

Berry College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >79%
1200 to 1290 Avg + 66%-79%
1110 to 1200 Avg - 51%-66%
1020 to 1110 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 1020 Low <35%
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Berry College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-29 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

22%
ACT Scores for Berry College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Berry College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Berry College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Berry College is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 29.  The school ranks #7 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.

22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Berry College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Berry College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Berry College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 66% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 79% with a 29 ACT score.

Berry College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >79%
25 to 29 Avg + 66%-79%
21 to 25 Avg - 51%-66%
17 to 21 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 17 Low <35%
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Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Berry College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,662 1,919 5,643
Accepted 2,561 1,155 3,742
Acceptance Rate 70% 60% 66%
Enrolled 382 252 634
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 22% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jul 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

51

Applicants have 51 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Berry College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Berry College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Berry College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Berry College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Berry College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.84 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1200 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139144 IPEDS survey data for Berry College.

FAQs

Does Berry College prefer SAT or ACT?

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Berry College. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Berry College?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Berry College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Berry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1290. The average SAT score is 1200. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Berry College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.