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CuriousAboutColl ege

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#1 Jul 5, 2010
from what ive read so far, berea college sounds pretty cool. im highly thinkin about goin there when i graduate. ive also heard some really great things about it. i know they're kinda picky as far as SAT scores and all, but this is in case i do get accepted. anyone who's attended berea college got any tips or useful info about the professors/teachers, campus life, & all that?:)
pendergast

Winchester, KY

#2 Jul 6, 2010
first, make sure you meet the financial requirements, they're more stringent than the academic ones. if you do, consider how you feel about working 10 hours or so a week in return for your tuition (and a small hourly wage). most students do well with this requirement, many see it as a postive part of their experience, but a few have problems taking their labor assignment seriously. you can be dismissed from the college for poor performance in your labor position just as you can for poor performance academically.
CuriousAboutColl ege

United States

#3 Jul 6, 2010
pendergast wrote:
first, make sure you meet the financial requirements, they're more stringent than the academic ones. if you do, consider how you feel about working 10 hours or so a week in return for your tuition (and a small hourly wage). most students do well with this requirement, many see it as a postive part of their experience, but a few have problems taking their labor assignment seriously. you can be dismissed from the college for poor performance in your labor position just as you can for poor performance academically.
hmmm, i think ive seen that mentioned somewhere on the site about the financial requirements. how much stuff do they require as far as the classes go? ive got some in mind that im interested in, like a few different language classes & some art classes.....
Anonymous

London, KY

#4 Jul 7, 2010
berea college seems like it would suck! go to EKU or UK somewhwe cool like dat!!!...PFJ
pendergast

Winchester, KY

#5 Jul 7, 2010
CuriousAboutCollege wrote:
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hmmm, i think ive seen that mentioned somewhere on the site about the financial requirements. how much stuff do they require as far as the classes go? ive got some in mind that im interested in, like a few different language classes & some art classes.....
bc has an art department and offers a major in art. i believe the only languages one can major in are spanish, french, and german, and one can minor in latin. their overall requirements for majors, minors, and a bachelor's degree aren't that different from any other school. you can check out their website for more details.
went elsewhere

Lexington, KY

#6 Jul 7, 2010
I chose a different school because their credits don't transfer.
CuriousAboutColl ege

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#7 Jul 7, 2010
Pro Freedom Jizz wrote:
berea college seems like it would suck! go to EKU or UK somewhwe cool like dat!!!...PFJ
i dont want to go there EKU or UK because im lookin for an art college & i keep hearing berea is supposed to be one of the best around
CuriousAboutColl ege

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#8 Jul 7, 2010
pendergast wrote:
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bc has an art department and offers a major in art. i believe the only languages one can major in are spanish, french, and german, and one can minor in latin. their overall requirements for majors, minors, and a bachelor's degree aren't that different from any other school. you can check out their website for more details.
has the site been updated recently? i took a look at it & i found alot of language & art departments, the languages including greek, chinese, the ones you mentioned and alot of others.
pendergast

Winchester, KY

#9 Jul 8, 2010
CuriousAboutCollege wrote:
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has the site been updated recently? i took a look at it & i found alot of language & art departments, the languages including greek, chinese, the ones you mentioned and alot of others.
they offer individual courses in those languages, but not a major or minor in them. greek can be taken as part of the religous studies program, and chinese (i think kanji as well) as part of the asian studies program. you can of course take one or two of the courses as electives.
to one of your earlier posts, understand berea is not an "arts college." it's a liberal arts college, meaning essentially they only offer courses in the arts and humanities (which includes some of the sciences), not professional courses like engineering, pre-med, etc. if you want a true arts college consider places like SCAD, which is based in Savannah but has a campus in Atlanta. google "arts colleges" and you'll see all kinds of options.
Mom

Wartburg, TN

#10 Jul 8, 2010
CuriousAboutCollege wrote:
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i dont want to go there EKU or UK because im lookin for an art college & i keep hearing berea is supposed to be one of the best around
Good choice!!! It sounds like you are interested in something besides the party scene. My hats off to you. Berea is a great Liberal Arts College. My daughter attends Berea and will be a junior next year. She absolutely loves it. It's a great school, where education extends beyond book knowledge and classes. If you are willing to work, study hard and use your time wisely, you will gain more life skills and work ethic than any other college I know of. Best of luck to you and just remember, if you are accepted, IT WILL BE EXACTALLY WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. You'll get out of it what you put into it, just like anything else in life. Best Wishes in your pursuit of happiness.
questions

Ford City, PA

#11 Jul 9, 2010
Mom wrote:
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Good choice!!! It sounds like you are interested in something besides the party scene. My hats off to you. Berea is a great Liberal Arts College. My daughter attends Berea and will be a junior next year. She absolutely loves it. It's a great school, where education extends beyond book knowledge and classes. If you are willing to work, study hard and use your time wisely, you will gain more life skills and work ethic than any other college I know of. Best of luck to you and just remember, if you are accepted, IT WILL BE EXACTALLY WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. You'll get out of it what you put into it, just like anything else in life. Best Wishes in your pursuit of happiness.
I have had 2 of my children graduate from there and it has been great. Few colleges in the country that you can grad from and not owe a dime in loans or bills. Berea College grads can get jobs where ever they choose. It is a wll thought of college. Go for it, you'll be glad you did.

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#12 Jul 9, 2010
They said Berea is one of the top Colleges in the US. One of. Not the top one.
CuriousAboutColl ege

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#13 Jul 12, 2010
Mom wrote:
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Good choice!!! It sounds like you are interested in something besides the party scene. My hats off to you. Berea is a great Liberal Arts College. My daughter attends Berea and will be a junior next year. She absolutely loves it. It's a great school, where education extends beyond book knowledge and classes. If you are willing to work, study hard and use your time wisely, you will gain more life skills and work ethic than any other college I know of. Best of luck to you and just remember, if you are accepted, IT WILL BE EXACTALLY WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. You'll get out of it what you put into it, just like anything else in life. Best Wishes in your pursuit of happiness.
thanks. personally, im not much into partying unless its just a get-together type deal with my closest friends & just hangin out or something. id probly end up spending alot of time working on projects, studies, or something to that effect, rather i get accepted to berea or any other college. lol
went there

Lexington, KY

#14 Aug 12, 2010
I graduated from Berea in 07. All of my brothers and sisters went there and we all have had the same experience. We all loved it and are grateful for all that Berea has taught us. They I know you are more geared towards arts, but to comment on another person's post; they have excellent science and mathematics programs, also computer science and business, and their nursing program is top notch. If you enjoy art your labor position could be making pottery, weaving, broom making, or working in the art building. The professors are amazing and are always willing to go the extra mile for their students as long as you are willing to put effort into it as well. A good way to build relationships with your professors is to participate in the clubs offered for your major, not only is is a great learning experience but it shows that you are dedicated to your major. I regret not doing so.
One of my most missed memories is the convocations. You are required to attend 7 a semester and they are mostly cultural. In college they were dreaded but now I miss them.
BereaGirl

Berea, KY

#15 Aug 25, 2010
CuriousAboutCollege wrote:
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has the site been updated recently? i took a look at it & i found alot of language & art departments, the languages including greek, chinese, the ones you mentioned and alot of others.
I currently am attending Berea College. I took Spanish last year and the professor I had then said that there was talk of getting rid of many of the foreign language course and replacing them with Rosetta Stone... I've not heard anything more about this so please do not quote me on it... Also, the website doesn't get updated very often..
REDbird

Lexington, KY

#16 Aug 25, 2010
Whats with the fence around the fields here off Ellips street and beyond? I thought the college was laying off people and short on money...Are they going to put cattle in these fields...oh no now we will have a debate about the moo cow law instead of the chicken law!
Berea

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 26, 2010
The college got a grant to make the fields multi use, so keep cows in the fields for a whole to fertalize the dirt, then plant crops later on. From what I understand all the money came from a grant specifically for that use.
Eyes Wide Open

Douglasville, GA

#18 Nov 11, 2011
Really a Christian? Think twice about Berea.

http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2011/11/fut...
Sorry

Nicholasville, KY

#19 Nov 11, 2011
That woman is NOT a Christian! Where is the love that Jesus preached? She is full of hate and judgement, that is NOT Christian. She terrifies me.
Eyes Wide Open wrote:
Really a Christian? Think twice about Berea.
http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2011/11/fut...
christianfromber ea

Nicholasville, KY

#20 Nov 11, 2011
Calling Berea a christian school is like calling Iran a christian nation. I might be wrong but, the college doesnt seem as christian as it was.

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