Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$31,720

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

10%

male

90%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,219
Declined 693
Total Received 1,912
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Private

1,756

undergraduate students

1,061

graduate students

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School Facts

Brenau University, founded in 1878, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 57-acre campus is located in a residential area of Gainesville.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,817
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

57-acre, suburban campus in Gainesville (population: 40,359), 50 miles northeast of Atlanta. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Brenau University
500 Washington Street, SE
Gainesville, GA
30501

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Black Student Association
  • International Student Association
  • Her Campus

Top Events

  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Convocation
  • Winter Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.47

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,219
Declined 693
Total Received 1,912

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,207

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,000
Room & board $12,500
Additional fees $1,720
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,800
Total $47,320
Average Financial Aid - $5,207
Total with Avg. Aid $42,113
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

crew

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Communication, General
Costume Design
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Nursing Practice
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Psychology, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,817

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,756
students

Female
90%
1,575

Male
10%
181

38%

1,061
students

Female
81%
861

Male
19%
200

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

1,108
students

Female
91%
1,005

Male
9%
103

37%

648
students

Female
88%
570

Male
12%
78

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 55%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

312

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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