Brescia University

Owensboro, KY

Brescia, founded in 1950, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its nine-acre campus is located near downtown Owensboro, 32 miles southeast of Evansville, Ind., and 125 miles west of Louisville.

Website: www.brescia.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,272
Undergraduate
Students
(65.2%) 829 Women
(34.8%) 443 Men
66
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
42% of 4,158 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.02
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,150
Tuition and Fees
$22,100
Room and Board
$9,350
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$23,315
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,060
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
48
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Owensboro Population
58,416
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
70% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
15.4% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
13.8% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 23
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 Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
717 Frederica Street
City, State, Zip
Owensboro, KY 42301-3023
Phone
(270) 686-4241
Fax
(270) 686-6422
E-mail
admissions@brescia.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
Not 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
1 required for some freshmen
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
42% of 4,158 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
93 admitted students enrolled
Men
43 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
3.02
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

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
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

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
$38,150
Tuition and Fees
$22,100
Room and Board
$9,350
Books and Supplies
$3,000
Other Expenses
$3,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001958
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
193 (99.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
193 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
193 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$23,315
Need-Based Gift
Received by 136 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,904
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 116 (60.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,223
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 174 (90.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
17 (8.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,102

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
925 (94.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
899 (97.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
899 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$25,489
Need-Based Gift
Received by 735 (81.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,811
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 615 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,452
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 330 (36.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
57 (5.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,191

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,060
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
330
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
21
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
17
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$909
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Public administration and social services, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, 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
48
Part-Time Faculty
76
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
27%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
10-19 students: 89% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
74,290
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
90
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

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Social Work

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Owensboro Population
58,416
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
9 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.2 average low in January, 83.5 average high in September
Rain
130 rainy days per year

Getting Around

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

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
59%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


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

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not 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
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, alpha chi, kentucky education association, national society for speech language and hearing association, zest
Sororities
70% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,272
Women
829 (65.2%)
Men
443 (34.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
709
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian
15.4% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
13.8% Unknown
International Students.
0.9% from 7 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
66

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
64.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
39.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
39.0%

After Graduation


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

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