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Brenau University
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  • 4 Year
  • GAINESVILLE, GA

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

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 two campuses outside of Gainesville – North Atlanta and South Atlanta.

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Brenau University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,438 / 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
$20,924 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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. 54 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

Majors

Nursing at Brenau

Nursing majors have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning early in the program. Advanced simulation labs and early access to clinical settings, prepare students to move into their careers as soon as they graduate. Facilities include: two adult simulation manikins, an obstetric simulation manikin that demonstrates labor and delivery, and a pediatric simulation manikin.

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
15
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    36%
  • Online
    43%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,105 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
649
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Motivated
    41%
  • Extraordinary
    21%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Average
    13%
  • rude
    5%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 55 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Rich in tradition
    33%
  • Money Hungry
    24%
  • Uniquely challenging
    19%
  • Beautiful Campus
    7%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Bold
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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