Surround yourself with talented, driven women who aren’t afraid to challenge themselves and follow their dreams. For more than 140 years, The Women’s College has prepared exceptional women, like you, to achieve fulfilling careers and rise to their full potential. With our small class sizes, you’ll receive more individualized attention from professors who care about your success. Through The Women’s College, you can become a leader who will flourish professionally and better the world around you. And, you will.

Our Mission

The Women’s College of Brenau University challenges students to achieve personal and professional fulfillment through premier signature programs that emphasize academic excellence and innovation, transformative leadership and service, global perspective and community engagement, individual expression and the advancement of accomplished women.


At The Women’s College you’ll have access to

  • Signature programs and courses exclusively for women, including Brenau’s Women’s Leadership Undergraduate Certificate program
  • Greek life
  • Competitive intercollegiate athletics
  • A network of professional mentors and successful alumnae

Small Class Sizes

With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, the Women’s College offers a truly student-centered education.

Women-Only Classes

While men are admitted to Brenau University, classes in the Women’s College create an environment specifically for women.

Brenau Defining Moments, 1878-2018

Over 140 Years of Tradition

While Brenau has been an adaptive leader in educating women, it also prides itself on its century-old defining moments.

Historic Campus

Women’s College students attend, and many reside, on the beautiful, historic campus in Gainesville, Georgia.

Debra Dobkins
For women at coed institutions there’s research that indicates that by the end of their sophomore year, their confidence levels have gone straight down. The trajectory is the opposite for students at women’s colleges in that by the end of their sophomore year, their confidence levels have grown dramatically.

Why a women’s college?

Women’s college graduates are more likely to…

  • Earn a graduate degree
  • Achieve a leadership position
  • Volunteer in their communities
  • Feel prepared for life after college
  • Bring social and historical perspective to issues


Janan Mirza on stage during Class Day, 2022
Throughout my time at Brenau, the one thing that stood out to me and made my experience unique was the close-knit family that was created by my professors, colleagues and mentors. With this community, I was able to produce my best work, be authentically myself and make mistakes.
Payton Hicks in basketball jersey
I’ve found my closest friends here, and hopefully my future bridesmaids, kid playdates and god parents. Being in a small environment, you can’t isolate yourself. It allows you to build relationships that you will keep for a lifetime.

Greek Life

As a member of one of Brenau’s seven active sorority chapters, you’ll have opportunities to make lifelong connections, volunteer in the community and build your leadership skills. Your sorority will become the place you can turn to receive support and feel a strong sense of belonging and empowerment.

Learn more about Greek Life


Find your teammates and continue playing the sport you love, by joining one, or maybe even two, of Brenau’s 14 teams and 12 varsity sports, which are offered to Women’s College students. Brenau is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Learn more about Brenau athletics

Women’s Leadership Program

Brenau University’s Women’s Leadership program educates, inspires and empowers women to become the leaders their communities need. Through this program, which culminates in a certificate or a minor, you’ll have academic and experiential opportunities to develop leadership skills informed by gender awareness.

Learn more about the Women’s Leadership program

Executive Women’s MBA

The Women’s College is home to the Executive Women’s MBA, a degree specifically designed to equip women with the tools and knowledge to boost their talent and advance into the C-suite. As the centerpiece of the online EWMBA, cohorts complete residencies in New York City, Atlanta and an international location. They also meet and learn from successful women at the top of their fields — including executives, entrepreneurs and bestselling authors — through the program’s Speaker Series.

Learn more about the Executive Women's MBA
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GOLD Program

Over the course of your education, you’ll actively engage with the GOLD Program, which focuses on gender awareness, personal and professional development, leadership and service, global perspective and the advancement of women.

a year committed to women’s empowerment
a year focused on personal responsibility
a year dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s leaders
a year concentrating on global citizenship
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Women’s College Honors Program

The Brenau Honors Program gives you the opportunity to expand and advance your education, and challenge yourself by completing seminars, presenting at a conference or symposium, studying abroad, earning a double degree and more. If you graduate as a Brenau Honors student, you’ll not only gain the recognition, but a competitive advantage in your field.

Visit the Honors Program page

Women’s College campus traditions

Learn more about Brenau’s heritage on our History & Traditions page.

Visit our historic Gainesville campus

Come to our historic Gainesville campus and experience what it means to be a Golden Tiger.

Apply today

Visit our admissions page to start your application and learn more about Brenau.