Enrolling in college is one of the most important decisions of your child’s life, and we want to ensure that you and your student feel confident and comfortable as you both enter this new and exciting chapter. To better prepare you and your child for this transition, we’ve offered some helpful information below about the admission process, campus security, residence life, student outcomes and other things you might want to know.

Application process

Students can apply to Brenau with either the Brenau Application or the Common Application. Brenau has no preference on which one they choose. If your child is transferring into Brenau, we have a list of courses that may be eligible for transfer. Our admissions counselors are happy to answer any questions, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

Contact Admissions

If at any point you have questions or just need a little guidance through the application process, our Admissions team is here to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact them at 770-534-6100 or admissions@brenau.edu.

For more info about admission dates and deadlines, take a look at our undergraduate admissions page.

Visit Brenau

Come to our historic Gainesville campus and experience what it means to be a Golden Tiger. During a campus tour, you’ll get to see where our students learn and live together, and you’ll catch a glimpse of the university’s vibrant traditions and history.

For more information, please see our visit page

Schedule your visit today.

If you would like to schedule a private tour outside of the times listed, please contact our Welcome Center Coordinator, Paola Benitez at admissions@brenau.edu or 770-534-6100.

Open houses and parent info sessions

Throughout the year, Brenau holds open houses that are available to both prospective students and their families. We encourage you to take a look at our campus events to see if there’s something that interests you.

View our upcoming campus events and workshops.

Hispanic student and parent workshops

We invite all Hispanic students and parents to attend info sessions on college readiness presented in Spanish and English. We’ll help you learn about the college application process and requirements, scholarship opportunities and how to apply for financial aid. These info sessions are also a chance to ask any questions you may have. View our upcoming workshops.

Keep up with Campus

Golden Tiger Family Connection is your go-to online source for learning about upcoming Brenau events, important dates in the admissions and financial aid process, residence life and university news. Whether you’re a family member or friend of a student, this platform will keep you in the loop, so you don’t miss out on the amazing opportunities Brenau has to offer.

Campus Resources

Here are some helpful resources to give you an overview of how to prepare for your child’s life at Brenau and what you can expect while they’re here.

Financial Aid

Paying for college can seem daunting, but we’re here to help you through every step of the financial aid process. During the 2021-2022 academic year, 90% of Brenau’s undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance

Residence Life

Students on Brenau’s Gainesville campus live and learn among a diverse group of open-minded and dedicated peers who are all making lasting memories together. To nurture a vibrant learning environment, we have a Residence Life team that helps keep our students safe, and also creates meaningful activities and programming.

Health Services

The Center for Health and Well-being on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus provides medical care to students and employees. The Center focuses on physical, mental and emotional well-being, and also offers free confidential therapy services to students.

Campus Safety & Security

Brenau’s Campus Safety and Security staff work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that our students feel safe and comfortable whenever they’re on campus. They can also reach out to an officer if they need a vehicle battery jump, safety escort or someone to let them into their room if they’re locked out.

Student Life

When your child enrolls at Brenau, they join a community of peers who are finding their paths and chasing their dreams together. They’ll have so many opportunities to find their closest friends and stay engaged on campus with our clubs, organizations, performances and events.

Academic Support

While your child is at Brenau, they’ll have many academic support services at their fingertips including the Center for Academic Success, which offers free academic coaching and tutoring; The Writing Center, our hub for all writing assistance needs; the Brenau Trustee Library, a wealth of resources for any project; and The Office of Accessibility Services, a place for learning accommodations.

Career Services

Brenau’s Office of Career Services is here to help students explore different career options and feel prepared for life after graduation. The office offers career assessments, resume and portfolio building, interview preparation, job search assistance and more.

Discover Gainesville, Georgia

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Gainesville offers a balance between vibrant city life and natural landscapes. Our students enjoy visiting Lake Lanier for outdoor activities and exploring the downtown square, which is a hub for local restaurants, shops, art galleries and seasonal events.

Interactive Campus Map

Get a feel for the layout of Brenau without leaving your home. This interactive map offers an overview of our Gainesville historic campus, East campus and Brenau Downtown Center campus.

Master Calendar

Visit Brenau University’s Master Calendar to see our academic, community and admissions-focused events. Sign-up for notifications and subscribe to an iCal feed.

Want to talk with someone at Brenau?

Contact our Admissions Team to speak with someone who can answer all your Brenau-related questions. You can reach them at 770-534-6100 or admissions@brenau.edu.