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.

Brenau University President Ed Schrader

“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

11:1 student:faculty ratio

2014-15

Undergraduate Enrollment

54.8%

Average Age, Undergraduate

29

Graduate Enrollment

45.2%

Average Age, Graduate

33

Women’s College (approx.)
900
Residential
400
Day
500

Degrees Awarded
in 2014-15

423 Undergraduate

555 Graduate

Total Degrees Awarded: 987

PRESIDENT

Dr. Ed L. Schrader

YEAR FOUNDED

1878

2014-15 TOTAL STUDENTS

3,500+

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO

11:1

2015-16 TUITION

  • 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

STUDENTS RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID

from any source
80%

DEGREES OFFERED

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.

CAMPUSES

Augusta, Gainesville, South Atlanta/Fairburn, North Atlanta/Norcross, Jacksonville

Average
Undergraduate
GPA
3.17
HOPE Scholarship eligible freshmen: 70.1%
Total students for the 12-month period, 2014-15: 3,500+

2014-15 Coeducational Student Population

Male, 13%, Female 15%
Average financial aid package for students: $17,828*

*based on 1,664 2013-2014 undergraduates awarded financial aid from one or more sources.

African-American 34%, Caucasian 48%, Hispanic/Latino 6%, International 3%, Other 6%
Percentage of students who are veterans or able to receive veteran benefits: 7.1%

Brenau Student Origins:

40 states
23 countries
 

Brenau Campuses

Gainesville* 42.5%
Atlanta North/Norcross 15.8%
Atlanta South/Fairburn 4.5%
Augusta 5.6%
Online 29.0%
Jacksonville, Florida Opened in 2015

*includes Women’s College Historic Campus, Brenau East and Brenau Downtown Center

Sororities

ΑΔΠ
Alpha Delta Pi

ΦΜ
Phi Mu

ΖΤΑ
Zeta Tau Alpha

ΑΧΩ
Alpha Chi Omega

ΑΓΔ
Alpha Gamma Delta

ΔΔΔ
Delta Delta Delta

ΑΚΑ
Alpha Kappa Alpha

ΔΣΘ
Delta Sigma Theta

25,000+

Living
Alumni

15,884

Alumni
Living in
Georgia

1,499

Georgia
Graduates
with Nursing
Degrees

4,257

Georgia
Graduates
with Teaching
Degrees

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Brenau boasts one of the finest permanent art collections held by a university in the Southeast, with more than 6,500 pieces.

Brenau Golden Tiger Logo

10 Varsity Sports
14 Teams

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
Cross Country Spirit Volleyball
Dance
Golf

University Jobs

FACULTY
(Full- and Part-time)
133
STAFF
(Full- and Part-time)
247
CONTRACT STAFF 89
TOTAL JOBS 960
BUDGET $57.5 million
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

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100