Snapshot of Brenau University
Founded in 1878, Brenau University annually reaches about 3,500 students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, the comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution includes the residential Women’s College. It also operates coeducational campuses in Gainesville, Augusta, Norcross and Fairburn as well as a new campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
Brenau ranks consistently as one of the top higher education values in the Southeast in the U.S. News & World Report guidebook, America’s Best Colleges, and The Princeton Review. Several publications have ranked Brenau in top workplaces listings. U. S. News also placed Brenau in national listings for top online graduate programs in teacher education and named it Georgia’s number one comprehensive university in the publication’s “Best for Veterans” listing.
Brenau offers doctorate and M.F.A. degrees as well as a range of master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and professional certifications in more than 50 areas of study. The Women’s College provides a full slate of academic and extracurricular experiences, including 14 nationally competitive intercollegiate sports teams, national sororities and honor societies, and outlets for artistic expression and community service. Brenau students and members of the community enjoy year-round art exhibitions, lectures and literary readings, and performances of theatrical and musical works.
“Every day we build toward a Brenau without borders, providing the same quality of higher education that has been the institution’s legacy since 1878 to a broader spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students. Yet ingrained in the soul of the institution is the notion of community and the responsibility for engagement in the community by all members of the Brenau family. The future of Brenau will be global, but it also will be the essence of community. If we do our jobs properly, the two will be so entwined that it will be difficult to determine where one leaves off and the other begins.” – Ed Schrader
Average Age, Undergraduate
Average Age, Graduate
|Women’s College (approx.)
Dr. Ed L. Schrader
2014-15 TOTAL STUDENTS
- Women’s College: $25,478
- Coeducational Undergraduate
per credit hour: $446-$644
- Coeducational Graduate
per credit hour: $621-$930
- Coeducational Military
per credit hour: $250
from any source
A.A., B.A., B.B.A., B.F.A., B.M., B.S., B.S.N., D.N.P., D.P.T., Ed.S., M.A.T., M.B.A., M.Ed., M.F.A., M.I.D., M.S., M.S.N., M.S.O.T. and O.T.D.
Augusta, Gainesville, South Atlanta/Fairburn, North Atlanta/Norcross,
|HOPE Scholarship eligible freshmen:||70.1%|
|Total students for the 12-month period, 2014-15:||3,500+|
2014-15 Coeducational Student Population
|Average financial aid package for students:||$17,828*|
*based on 1,664 2013-2014 undergraduates awarded financial aid from one or more sources.
|Percentage of students who are veterans or able to receive veteran benefits:||7.1%|
Brenau Student Origins:
|Jacksonville, Florida||Opened in 2015|
*includes Women’s College Historic Campus, Brenau East and Brenau Downtown Center
Alpha Delta Pi
Zeta Tau Alpha
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Gamma Delta
Delta Delta Delta
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Brenau boasts one of the finest permanent art collections held by a university in the Southeast, with more than 6,500 pieces.
10 Varsity Sports
COMPETING NATIONALLY IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS AND REGIONALLY IN THE CONFERENCES FOR VARIOUS SPORTS
|Basketball||Soccer||Swimming #3 in Nation|
|Basketball JV||Softball||Tennis #3 in Nation|
|Cheer||Softball JV||Track & Field #1 in SSAC|
(Full- and Part-time)
(Full- and Part-time)
|ANNUAL VISITORS TO GALLERIES, THEATER AND OTHER PERFORMANCES||125,000 (7,000 schoolchildren)|
|MEMBERS OF BRENAU UNIVERSITY LEARNING & LEISURE INSTITUTE (BULLI) FOR SENIOR ADULT LEARNING||400+|
Community Brenau boasts one of the finest Economic Impact $143,800,000
Accreditation & Licensure • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education • Collegiate Commission for Nursing Education • Council for Interior Design Accreditation • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (teacher education) • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs • Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council • National Association of Schools of Dance • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission • Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education candidacy