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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Address
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
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From Brenau University

Founded in 1878 as a private institution for the education of women, today, Brenau enrolls more than 3,500 students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. The Gainesville, GA based liberal arts institution includes the residential Women's College and coeducational campuses in Augusta, Gainesville, Fairburn and Norcross, GA as well as a campus in Jacksonville, FL.

For 140 years, Brenau faculty and staff have been dedicated to helping students reach their full potential. We invite you to join us, be a part of our traditions, and see what life at Brenau is really like.

Brenau University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
860-1030
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,650/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,032/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,741/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,913/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,639/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,247/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,038Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    45%
  • Extraordinary
    24%
  • Average
    15%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • rude
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Rich in tradition
    38%
  • Money Hungry
    26%
  • Uniquely challenging
    21%
  • Beautiful Campus
    9%
  • Bold
    3%
  • Feminine dress with that sting of determination
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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I have only been a student at Brenau University for a short time now. So far, the faculty and staff have been extremely helpful. I haven't been in school in quite some time. I would say at least ten years! So it is really helpful to have someone there who understands I need a little extra help when it comes to signing up for the right classes, getting financial aid, finding my actual class, etc.
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Highly qualified professors. Awesome, online program that is easy to navigate which includes video conference capabilities. Also, Brenau University offers convenient satellite campus within 5 miles of my home. Additionally, Brenau provides each student with their own success coach who helps with drop/adds and they check in periodically throughout the course to makes sure you are staying on track. The success coach really cares about my experience at Brenau University and advises me every step of the way.
I attend Brenau online. I do not get much interaction with staff on campus, however, the select few times I did, I was incredibly pleased with the kindness and willingness to help. My adviser has been fantastic and always just a phone call away if I need help with anything and she is always eager and interested in what I have going on in my life. The teachers have been wonderful as well. There has been one time I had an issue turning in a paper that was due and the teacher was very understanding of my circumstances and allowed a late submission (with points docked, of course).