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Berry College

My college project on Berry College. Mrs. Carver Foundations of Knowledge class.

Autumn Lewis

on 23 October 2012

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Berry College Autumn Lewis Carver 1 Foundations of Knowledge History Founded in 1902 by Martha Berry
First graduating was in 1932
Accepted only rural students Daughter of prosperous business man (1865- 1942)
Wanted to create a school for the poor ever since she met a small boy with no education and didnt go to church.
Founded small schools
Used 83 acres she inherited to start the Boy's Industrial School
Added a girls school in 1909
Added a junior college in 1926
The junior college became a senior college named Berry College Students required to work two 8 hour days and attend classes 4 other days
Arts, sciences, training in industry, agriculture, domestic arts, teaching, business, and a requirement of religious classes were offered Donations expanded the school to
26,000 acres
The death of Berry and WWII led to
the closing of the girls school
and a struggle for leadership 1956- John R. Bertrand helped the school to start offer vocational training, liberal arts, and professional programs 1957- Urban
Accepted 1980s- ranked in the Southeasts top 5 Liberal Arts insttution Students from Boy's Industrial School Old Mill at Berry
Built in 1930 gift from The Republic Mining and Manufacturing Company
Water wheel considered one of he largest in the world, 42 ft in diameter House o' Dreams
Large stone cottage on top of Lavender mountain
Built in 1922 as a 20Th anniversary gift for Martha Berry
Now open to the Public Possum Trot Church optionally built in 1850
"cradle of Berry College" Roosevelt Cabin AKA "the cabin"
one of the oldest buildings at Berry, built in 1902
1903 Martha Berry moves in
Early uses was small kitchen, Daily prayer, Sunday School, a host to the farewell dinner, and alumni headquarters
Now preserved as a museum Academics liberal arts that provides first hand work experiences
students learn foundations of knowledge, culture, society, master core skills of perception, analysis, expression, respect for truth, history, and serve as a citizen and be involved in the community Many academic and social support services
First Year Experience (FYE) Office provides First Year Seminar-- includes ways to have success and meet the falculty
Your College Journey is Berry Student essays that help freshman
Sign up opportunities for a mentor good, challenging school
hands on experience
small student body so best students accepted
Among the best colleges in GA Students say:
hard courses
requires study
put mind to it = success At least a 3.0 GPA (from core classes) required
At least 1100 SAT score (Math & Critical Thinking) 24 on ACT
recommend- 4 units of English and Math, 3 units of Social Science and Science, and 2 units of a Foreign Language Opportunity for Business, Education, Human Sciences, Humanities, Arts, and Social Science Programs, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary
Dual degrees with GA Tech and Emory Men:
Cross country/Track
Swimming & Diving
Football Women:
Cross Country/ Track
Swimming and Diving
Volleyball http://www.clker.com/clipart-23631.html Vikings Playbook Support systems available
Seminar how to succeed in college provided for freshman
Counseling Center (group and individual) to help with problems and maximize social experience The residential Assistant:
Knows every student on floor
casually contacts with students each day
encourages study habits
provides information
encourages friendships among students
encourages envolement
good example
knows procedure room provided with a bed, drawer, closet, desk, chair, and telephone jack.
laundry facility in each residence area
will have roommate(s)
fish only pet allowed
Visitation: Sun- Thurs 10am- 1am: Fri & Sat 10am- 2am 1,709 29 24 24 14 5 66.8% 33.2% Not diverse
Mostly white women
Students from 36 states and 16 different countries
70% of students from GA. Sports Support Student Body Finances Tuition= $27,450
Student Activity Fee= $150
Technology Fee= $50
Total Tuition= $27,650
First Year Students (Traditional Hall Room w/ Unlimited Meal Plan= $9,679
Living off campus ranges from around $510- $1160 opportunities to apply for financial aid- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Academic scholarships and student loans available
Work Experience Program- campus jobs that will help with expenses Networking
Opportunities http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&sa=X&biw=1366&bih=564&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=Yhbr5ctd5eemSM:&imgrefurl=http://www.kmhkreations.net/2011/09/02/how-to-add-a-dollar-sign-to-prices-in-the-rsform-pro-paypal-plug- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=earth&hl=en&safe=active&sa=X&rlz=1R2ADSA_enUS446&biw=1280&bih=897&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsa&tbnid=r76t2AUSdHRyAM:&imgrefurl=http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/google-earth. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=USA&hl=en&safe=active&rlz=1R2ADSA_enUS446&biw=1280&bih=897&tbm=isch&tbnid=dnGVGKHhrI3vBM:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Location_map_USA http://www.google.com/imgres?q=georgia,+usa&hl=en&safe=active&rlz=1R2ADSA_enUS446&biw=1280&bih=897&tbm=isch&tbnid=ihFor_1asTav0M:&imgrefurl=http://usstatesmaps.com/state-of-georgia http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/page.aspx?id=8410 http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/page.aspx?id=8410 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=open+book&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1920&bih=1105&tbm=isch&tbnid=QEkZq9jkIXmhfM:&imgrefurl=http://www.garchibald.com/ebooks http://berry.giftlegacy.com/?pageID=3&storyNum=3 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=time+square+at+night&start=188&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1920&bih=1105&tbm=isch&tbnid=nF_dcuydU1n_6M:&imgrefurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-broadway-times-square-night- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=top+5+list+in+magazines&hl=en&safe=active&sa=X&biw=1920&bih=1105&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=MRwCDABApXKXIM:&imgrefurl=http://www.hedgeco.net/news/04/2012/ar-magazines-list-of-2011s-top-earning-hedge-fund- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=berry+college+early+buildings&hl=en&safe=active&sa=X&biw=1920&bih=1105&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=dge8ihWQh4NZnM:&imgrefurl=http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Multimedia.jsp%3Fid%3Dm- http://www.google.com/imgres?q=berry+college+early+buildings&start=155&hl=en&safe=active&sa=X&biw=1920&bih=1105&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=2aIXxdW4V1xNgM:&imgrefurl=http://www.deepfriedkudzu.com/2009/05/rome-georgia-and-hamburger-at-chick- http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/page.aspx?id=8442 http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/page.aspx?id=8439 http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/page.aspx?id=8444 http://www.berry.edu http://www.berry.edu/academics/freshman/page.aspx?id=3577 http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berry.edu/ http://www.berryvikings.com/landing/index http://www.berryvikings.com/landing/index http://www.berryvikings.com/landing/index http://www.berryvikings.com/landing/index http://www.berryvikings.com/landing/index http://www.berry.edu/stulife/counseling/ http://www.berry.edu/stulife/rlife/ http://www.berry.edu/stulife/rlife/ http://www.berry.edu/stulife/rlife/ Majority of the students return the next year.
Hands on and enjoyable courses
small class = individual attention
good professors
95% job placement 6 months after graduation http://berry.edu Reputation Well respected college
excellent work experience
promotes work ethics
appreciate and serve in the community
promotes religion
"the most beautiful campus on earth", "one of the best liberal arts colleges in America" and, "If you were expecting some sort of party atmosphere, look elsewhere" Atmosphere ranked highly competitive however friendly atmosphere
fun events held on weekends
study = success
Not many parties
No Greek life more than 75 student organizations •Academic Honoraries
•Club Sports
•Leadership Programs & Positions
•Performing Arts
•Religious Programs and Organizations
•Residence Hall Activities
•Student Government
•Student Media
•Student Work
•Volunteerism & Service Learning
•Peer Mentoring & Education
•Entertainment…and much more! http://www.berry.edu/stulife/activities/ Size worlds largest campus
small student body- 1795 students (1686 undergrads)
13:1 Student ratio 39.3% 60.3% 0.4% Location In Rome, GA
140 miles from Columbus
School is rural but near urban areas
Rome, GA pretty, safe city
similar weather to Columbus- weather a little cooler
near Atlanta
Atlanta has major universities
Safe school
one of the most beautiful campuses ever "Berry College - Experience It Firsthand." Berry College -
Experience It Firsthand. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2012.

"Berry College Home of the Berry College Athletics."Berry
Vikings. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012.

"Berry College Reviews." Berry
College Reviews. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012.

"Berry College." US News & World Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 30
Sept. 2012. . Ken Stolle-politician
Berry well friends with Henry Ford Excellent opportunities for outdoor activities
top rated work experience Works Cited
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