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

Since 1878, Brenau University has called Gainesville, Georgia, home. On Brenau’s Gainesville historic campus, co-educational Undergraduate School students study literature, history, and science, but also focus on values, leadership and service. The Women’s College of Brenau University, also located on the Gainesville historic campus, offers women the opportunity to develop leadership skills through programs designed especially for them, eight national sororities and 15 NAIA sports teams. Additionally, the university maintains four campuses outside of Gainesville – North Atlanta, South Atlanta, and Augusta, as well as Jacksonville, FL.

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
66%
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,021/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,389/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,080Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
656
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    41%
  • Extraordinary
    21%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Average
    13%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • rude
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Rich in tradition
    35%
  • Money Hungry
    23%
  • Uniquely challenging
    20%
  • Beautiful Campus
    8%
  • Apathetic
    3%
  • Bold
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    49%
    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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    Brenau University Reviews

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    I love Brenau University! The teachers are so helpful and they seem to genuinely want you to succeed. The buildings are all in walking distance for the students. Another thing I love is the programs they have for international students. The only thing that I would change, is their tuition. It is a bit high, but you definitely get a quality education.
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    Brenau is a wonderful place to receive an education and grow your personal leadership skills. It empowers women to become strong, independent, problem-solvers, and well-rounded individuals. The technology in the classrooms is a little outdated but is generally sufficient. The professors are genuine, helpful, passionate, and care deeply about helping their students learn. However, the room and board is poor at best. There are a few newer dorms with only a few maintenance issues, but the older buildings are in disarray; even if the maintenance crew actually comes to do repairs (which is rare), their repairs do not solve the problem for long. The dining hall serves passable food, but the meats are often over- or under-cooked. In terms of academics, Brenau is a shining star, but in terms of housing and dining, it is shabby.
    At Brenau University, there are positive and negative aspects that every incoming student can expect to experience. At this college, the staff is proud of having an open community to make students feel safe to express themselves, in clubs and through their major. In addition to having a safe space, this college has convocation throughout the semester to address the female students to provide reassurance and have speakers remember global figures or historical events. Aside from these attributes, this college has their cons. For instance, a notable difference on campus is diversity. There is a majority of white students on campus than black or international students. Moreover, there is an overall dislike for the Dining Hall which is known as, the gag for their unseasoned and uncooked food. Furthermore, another setback is the campus life as Brenau University has strict quiet hours, implement a dry campus which leaves students to travel to other colleges and clubs to party and socialize.