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  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
From Brenau University

Since 1878, Brenau University has called Gainesville, Georgia, home. On Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus, The Women’s College of Brenau University offers women the opportunity to develop leadership skills through programs designed especially for them, eight national sororities and 14 NAIA sports teams. In the co-educational Undergraduate School, also located on the Gainesville campus, students study literature, history, and science, but also focus on values, leadership and service.  Additionally, the university maintains three campuses outside of Gainesville – North Atlanta, South Atlanta, and 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
57%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,011/ 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
$20,516/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
13
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    34%
  • Online
    44%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,090Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
664
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Motivated
    43%
  • Extraordinary
    22%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Average
    14%
  • rude
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Rich in tradition
    34%
  • Money Hungry
    22%
  • Uniquely challenging
    20%
  • Beautiful Campus
    7%
  • Feminine dress with that sting of determination
    2%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Bold
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    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

    Brenau University Reviews

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    Brenau University is a home to me. I really enjoy being part of this wonderful community. I love the diversity here! Everyone at Brenau are great! I can not explain how thankful I am to Brenau University. She (Brenau University) is a place I can be myself without any one judging me. Finally, what I love about Brenau University is that every one there are loving people and are willing to help others in need.
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    As the pandemic began to shift populations into self isolation, online classes became a must for me. My classes which were originally on ground courses became online. The courses were revamped utilizing the Zoom platform. I was able to still receive my lectures from the comfort of my home. Although there were some differences in the teaching methods utilized for my courses, professors were accommodating. We were welcomed to email our instructors for questions on assignments or schedule private zoom sessions for better comprehension of the content to replace office hours. Overall, it was a huge adjustment for a hands on learner like myself, but the staff was accommodating.
    I like the diversity and the liberal arts environment. Unlike most colleges they try to incorporate the arts in most fields to expand critical thinking and creative skills. I enjoy the organizations and the various opportunities that Brenau provides. There are several opportunities to go on trips and become leaders within the community. For instance, there is a student ambassador program that allows students to represent the university in a foreign exchange program. It allows students to be be exposed to various cultures and have a new perspective on the places visited. I’ve expanded my mind and learned to step into leadership roles and I have Brenau to thank for it.