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The 2Class of 2018014-15 academic year is only a few weeks old, but Berry’s newest students – more than 600 in all – have already made themselves right at home.

The fun began in late August with move-in day and Viking Venture, followed closely by First-Year Service Day and the usual flurry of athletic competitions, arts events and other student activities that dot the calendar each September. (Check out this crowd at a recent concert!)

Full-time undergraduate enrollment for fall is 2,060. There are also 92 graduate students. The new arrivals – 568 first-year students and 36 transfers – fit perfectly among their returning classmates, reflecting the standard of excellence we expect of Berry students. Here’s a quick snapshot of the Class of 2018:

  • 28 states represented (including Georgia)
  • 8 countries (including the U.S.)
  • 7 high school valedictorians
  • 7 salutatorians
  • 21% finished in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 47% have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement
  • 39% were members of the National Honor Society and/or Beta Club
  • 57% boast leadership experience
  • 69% were involved in community service as high school students
  • 25% gained work experience during high school
  • 31 have family members who attended Berry

If their prior accomplishments are any indication, you can expect to read a lot more about this group in the years to come. Stay tuned!

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Three months after awarding a record number of degrees at spring commencement, Berry welcomed the largest incoming class in school history. More than 700 new faces – including 672 freshmen – arrived in late August, eager to take advantage of the firsthand opportunities that are making Berry a destination of choice. It didn’t take long for them to make their mark on campus, embracing the mantra to “Be Berry” with a stunning display (see video) orchestrated by the college’s Firsthand4You student philanthropy program. They quickly introduced themselves to the local community as well, turning out in force for First-Year Service Day.

Overall enrollment now stands at 2,223, including 2,141 undergraduate and non-degree students. Opening of School.

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Need proof that Berry is a destination of choice for students seeking a top-notch educational experience? Look no further than our newest Vikings.

In terms of size, the new arrivals rank among the largest incoming classes in Berry history, with 620 first-year students and 38 transfers pushing overall enrollment to 2,166. In stature, they are equally impressive. Here’s a SHORT list of their accomplishments to date:

• 22% were in the top 10% of their high school class.
• 47% have been recognized for extraordinary academic experiences.
• 30 graduated as valedictorians or salutatorians.
• 109 captained athletic teams.
• 94 served on student councils.
• 14 were senior class presidents.
• 29 have been recognized as Eagle Scouts or Girl Scouts Gold/Silver Award winners.

This amazing group got their toes tapping right away thanks to a “flash mob” staged by student leaders in the Cage Center. By the time the first day of classes arrived, they had made themselves right at home, showing off their best water-slide moves on the Mountain Campus. More coverage.

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