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Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

Brenau, founded in 1878, is a private, liberal arts college for women and is part of Brenau University. The 57-acre campus is located in a residential area of Gainesville.

Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,596
   Women1,441 (90.3%)
   Men155 (9.7%)
Graduate Students1,193


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate76% of 2,563 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of Attendance$43,470
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$26,578
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 54% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes


Gainesville Population35,533
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAtlanta
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 64% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities23% of women participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.2.1% Asian
32.3% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.1% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning66.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.75 4.00 630 720 30
Low 3.50 3.80 630 720 28
High 4.00 4.20 630 720 31
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