Brenau University

500 Washington St SE, Gainesville, United States
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Overview of Brenau University

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,736
    • Men:161 (9.3%)
    • Women:1,575 (90.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Brenau University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 Washington Street, SE
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, GA  30501
Phone
(770) 534-6100
Fax
(770) 534-6114
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,050 (63.82090601520278%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,418 (27.281515005052945%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.856013005843842%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,750 (6.041565973900435%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Brenau University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001556
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,058
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Home Economics, Humanities
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,852

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
465,001

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Brenau University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


31.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Interior Design, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


35,533

Nearest Metropolitan Area


57 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
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 of College Housing


27% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


73%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Brenau University offers 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

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,080

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,736
Women
1,575
Men
161

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,196

Student Resources

Study resources