603 reviews
  1. Gainesville, GA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Brenau University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Scores Range
890-1080
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Brenau University

Cost

Net Price
$17,319/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,673/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,423/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,267/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,355/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,702/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,000Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    47%
  • Extraordinary
    23%
  • Average
    17%
  • Friendly
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Rich in tradition
    35%
  • Money Hungry
    26%
  • Uniquely challenging
    23%
  • Beautiful Campus
    10%
  • Bold
    3%
  • Feminine dress with that sting of determination
    3%

After Brenau University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Brenau University Reviews

603 reviews
All Categories
Brenau offers me an opportunity that no other school does. I am completing my degree entirely online. While the school is ridiculously expensive, I am not upset about paying for it because my admissions and academic advisers call me on a weekly basis to see how I'm doing, answer any questions that I have and they walk me through any problems that I might be experiencing. As an adult who has been out of school for over 25 years, that kind of service is invaluable, and has made the process very smooth for me.
Outside of the constant activities and events happening on campus, there are numerous events happening at the square, which is walking distance from campus. There are farmers markets, art galleries, book sales, concerts, poetry readings and so much more! There are several parks within walking distance from campus for outdoor sports. Students often go to the indoor and outdoor malls, movie theaters, and restaurants. There is a locally owned restaurant right on the edge of campus where students and faculty often go for lunch!
  • College Junior
  • June 12 2014
  • Campus
Brenau is a great college. I was struggling so bad and had a lot of things going on in my life and my grants hadn't came through in order for me to purchase my books so these professors gave me extra work to catch up on my college and they let me go back in when I did get my books and retake test and they were there when I had tons of questions. They called , text, and emailed me to make sure I was on task . I couldn't ask for better support or professors than what I had at Brenau.