Tuition & Fees

$30,790

$30,790

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
31%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
12%
18-23
32%
12-17
52%
30-36
7%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
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undergraduateRatios

10%

male

90%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,231
Declined + 671
Total Received 1,902
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Private (nonprofit)

1,754

undergraduate students

1,088

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Education
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 5066
ACT 0800

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,842
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Gainesville, GA

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.

Brenau University
500 Washington Street, SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
51%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
46%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
37%
400-499
41%
300-399
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
31%
12-17
39%
6-11
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
12%
18-23
32%
12-17
52%
30-36
7%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,231
Declined + 671
Total Received 1,902

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

C. Ray Tatum
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 770 534-6100
F: 770 538-4701
admissions@brenau.edu

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,551

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,370
Room & board $12,500
Additional fees $1,420
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $44,590
Average Financial Aid - $19,551
Total with Avg. Aid $25,039
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 770 534-6152
F: 770 538-4306
financialaid@brenau.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Pam Barrett
Assistant Vice President and Director of Financial Aid
pbarrett@brenau.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Crew

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Mascot
Golden Tigers
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Advanced Practice/Nursing
Applied Gerontology
Biology
Business
Business Analytics
Clinical Counseling Psychology
Communication Management
Communication/Media Studies
Conflict Resolution/Legal Studies
Costuming for Film/Theatre
Creative Writing
Cybersecurity Management
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Design
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Financial Economics
Fine Arts
General Business
General Studies
Health Care Management
Health Sciences
Health Services
Healthcare Administration
History/Political Science
Human Resource Management
Information Assurance
Insurance Management
Interior Design
Leadership in Higher Education
Leadership/Management
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Management
Managerial Accounting
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mediation/Conflict Resolution
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Nonprofit Leadership
Nurse Manager
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Leadership/Management
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Organizational Leadership
Physical Therapy
Pre-Med
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Project Management
Psychology
Public Accounting
Residential Planning
Secondary Education
Special Education
Special Education/P-12
Sport Management
Strategic Thinking/Innovation
Studio Art
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Education
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-medicine

2,842

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,754
students

Female
90%
1,584

Male
10%
170

38%

1,088
students

Female
83%
902

Male
17%
186

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

62%

1,090
students

Female
92%
994

Male
8%
96

38%

664
students

Female
89%
590

Male
11%
74

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
28%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Zimbabwe
The Netherlands
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Maria Iniguez
770 565-6100
miniguez@brenau.edu

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