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Berry FarmsBerry has proved itself a powerhouse in terms of natural beauty – ranking No. 3 in the South according to one recent compilation – but a new list of America’s top 20 college farms reminds us that our 27,000-acre campus is more than just a photographer’s playground.

Best College Reviews used a number of criteria in making its selections, including farm size, sustainability, course offerings, student involvement, and integration with the main campus and community at large. The authors cited opportunities available through Berry’s farm-centered student-operated enterprises in ranking the college among the likes of Michigan State, Clemson, Yale and other notable institutions ranging geographically from the Deep South to California.

By Maxine Donnelly, philanthropic communications student assistant

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Berry OutdoorsIn September’s Alumni Accent poll, we asked you to share the one thing in your Berry experience that most helped you to become LifeReady. The No. 1 answer, not surprisingly, was student work experience, with 54% of the vote. Next with 20% was guidance from faculty/staff mentors, followed by involvement in campus activities (10%). The remaining votes were scattered among challenging classes (6%), study abroad (4%), participation in intercollegiate athletics (4%) and alumni connections (2%).

This month, we take our cue from Berry’s inclusion on Best College Reviews’ list of the Top 35 Outdoor Schools in America. Scroll to the blog footer to share your favorite outdoor activity at Berry.


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Ford BuildingsBest College Reviews and Thrilllist.com have joined the growing number of publications and websites that have recognized Berry’s rightful place among the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. Best College Reviews ranked Berry ninth (we are still holding out for No. 1) on a diverse list of 100 institutions stretching from the Eastern Seaboard all the way to Hawaii. Joining Berry in the top 10 were the University of Virginia, Bryn Mawr College, the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Notre Dame, Sewanee: The University of the South, Mount Holyoke College, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and Amherst College. Interestingly, only six of those schools (Berry among them) made Thrilllist’s alphabetical listing of the 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America, proving once again that while beauty is in the eye of the beholder, everybody seems to love Berry! (Photo by student Lauren Neumann.)

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