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Berea College is located in Berea, Kentucky, a small community of approximately 14,000 residents, located 40 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky. The temperature ranges from 15 to 32 degrees Celsius, (60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and -6 to 4 degrees Celsius (20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter, although at times it gets colder. The campus encompasses 140 rolling acres (57 hectares) with more than 100 buildings, including 15 residence halls, library, and a sports/fitness center. Berea College enrolls approximately 1,600 students, most (70%) are from the southern and central Appalachian regions of the United States; another 22% are from areas of the United States outside of Appalachia; and approximately 8% of our students are international.
Berea is home to a thriving population of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians. The story of Berea’s artisan community is interwoven with the historic Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Berea has a longstanding tradition of diversity, social justice, environmental responsibility, and community service. Both college and town are committed to the practice of sustainability and conservation.