Brescia University

717 Frederica St, Owensboro, United States
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Overview of Brescia University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,272
    • Men:443 (34.8%)
    • Women:829 (65.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Brescia 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 23
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
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
717 Frederica Street
City, State, Zip
Owensboro, KY  42301-3023
Phone
(270) 686-4241
Fax
(270) 686-6422
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

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
42% of 4,158 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
93 admitted students enrolled
Men
43 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.02
375 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 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
22 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $22,100 (58.23451910408432%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,350 (24.63768115942029%)
  • Other Expences: - $3,000 (7.905138339920948%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,500 (9.22266139657444%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Brescia University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001958
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,060
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$909

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

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

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 89% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
74,290

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Public administration and social services, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Teacher Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (3)


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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


58,416

Nearest Metropolitan Area


9 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
125 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
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 of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


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%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Brescia University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


709

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,272
Women
829
Men
443

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

Number of Graduate Students


66

Student Resources

Study resources