Brenau University

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School Overview

Established in 1878, Brenau University is a private, nonprofit institution located in Gainesville, Georgia in the United States. The school, offering programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level, spans multiple campuses and also provides online degree programs and courses. Approximately 2,800 students are enrolled at Brenau, pursuing degrees from the school’s four colleges: Health and Science, Fine Arts and Humanities, Education, and Mass Communication. Brenau also includes an institution for women, Brenau Women’s College.

Brenau University focuses its curriculum on the liberal arts, but also prepares students for professional life. Brenau’s “early college” program provides the opportunity for ambitious high school students to earn college credit while completing their high school diploma. Students can choose from programs that range from associates to doctorates in a broad variety of fields, including interior design and nursing. While Brenau’s main campus is in Gainesville, the school has branch campuses in Kings Bay, Augusta, Fairburn, and Norcross.

As of 2012, the U.S. News & World Report has rated Brenau as one of the top fifteen colleges in the Southeast six years in a row. Brenau has also been selected by the Princeton Review as one of the Southeast’s best universities. In addition, Brenau’s online programs and graduate programs received high rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guidebook in 2012.

General Information

Admission Office
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-6100
(800) 252-5119
Fax: (770) 538-4701

Contact: Christina White
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
Main Address
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-6299

www.brenau.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 836
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 173
Degree-seeking undergrads: 805
Graduate enrollment: 57

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 42%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts Management B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion Design B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

International Relations B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Brenau University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(770) 534-6299
Website:www.brenau.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://www.brenau.edu/apply/
Address:500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,899
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,169 (40% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$27,152
Out-of-state Tuition:$27,152
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$20,517

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Brenau University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Brenau University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4810
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education2164
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs155
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Psychology12
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Visual and Performing Arts121
Grand total824023

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Brenau University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4710
Education213
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total82917

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Brenau University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$27,152
Out-of-state$27,152
Books and supplies$1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,136
Out-of-state$12,136

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid18697%
Grant or scholarship aid18597%$20,517
Student loan aid13470%$6,844

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,20076%$12,066
Federal student loans1,11271%$8,277

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Brenau University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Brenau University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,9751871,788
Percent admitted100%30%36%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%5%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Brenau University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,899
Undergraduate enrollment1,653
Graduate enrollment1,246

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Brenau University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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