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.

Website: www.brenau.edu/

Private
1,736
Undergraduate
Students
(90.7%) 1,575 Women
(9.3%) 161 Men
1,196
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,975 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,518
Tuition and Fees
$29,050
Room and Board
$12,418
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$24,066
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,058
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
127
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Gainesville Population
35,533
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
33.4% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
4.0% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.7%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
500 Washington Street, SE
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone
(770) 534-6100
Fax
(770) 534-6114
E-mail
admissions@brenau.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,975 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 1,792 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 183 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
507 (39%) of 1,306 admitted students enrolled
Women
464 (38%) of 1,213 admitted students enrolled
Men
43 (46%) of 93 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,518
Tuition and Fees
$29,050
Room and Board
$12,418
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$2,750
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001556
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
254 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
242 (95.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
239 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$24,066
Need-Based Gift
Received by 239 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,545
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 178 (74.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,352
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9 (3.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,706

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
958 (88.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
904 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
893 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$19,551
Need-Based Gift
Received by 888 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,503
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 727 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,352
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 93 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
33 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,907

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,058
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,852
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • General Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nursing Practice
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physician Assistant
  • Psychology, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
127
Part-Time Faculty
157
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
37%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 52% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
465,001
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
157
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Interior Design
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Gainesville Population
35,533
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Campus Size
57 acres

Weather

Temperature
32 average low in January, 87 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Gainesville
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Gainesville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
27% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
73%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x    
Cross-Country Running x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national sororities, student government association/student activities board, international club
Sororities
9% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
1,736
Women
1,575 (90.7%)
Men
161 (9.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,080
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
33.4% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students.
4.0% from 23 countries
Average Age
29
All Graduate Students
1,196

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
38.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.7%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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