• Address: 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3668

  • Phone Number: (770) 534-6299

  • Website: https://www.brenau.edu/online/

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About Brenau University

Brenau University is a private not-for-profit university headquartered at Gainesville, Georgia which was founded in 1878 and currently provides education to more than 3,000 students both in online and on-campus platforms. It has several campuses in different states of the U.S. It has both coed and women-only schools and colleges and offers a variety of degrees in 50 areas of study. 

It provides students with various varieties of food courts, student sororities, clubs, and athletics to keep them engaged throughout their academic year.

  • Brenau University acceptance rate is 36%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 10:1 and the retention rate is 71%.

  • Brenau University address is 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501-3668


Brenau University Online

The online portal is used by both the online and on-campus students to log in to their student accounts and access the information related to the course they have enrolled in, along with the university events and announcements. Students can clarify their doubts through this platform and post the queries to the concerned faculty.

Brenau University Canvas is exclusively provided for the online students to give them a classroom feel online. The professors will be explaining the lessons to the students through canvas online and students can post queries, resolve the subject related issues as well as can interact with the fellow online classmates. 


Brenau University Schools and Colleges

  • College of Education

  • College of Health Sciences

  • College of fine arts and humanities

  • College of Business and Mass Communication

  • Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School


Brenau University Tuition

It is providing affordable tuition to the students. The average tuition for varies degrees is provided here.

Degree Type Average Total Tuition
Associates $32,940
Bachelors $70,434
Masters $27,791
Doctorate $21,235

Brenau University Programs and Majors 

This university is offering various online programs in the following fields of study such as Accounting, Design, Business Management, Education, Health Science, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The online degrees offered by the university include Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs. Some of the programs are mentioned below.

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting Master of Arts in Teaching
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership Master of Fine Arts
Undergraduate Certificate in ESOL Endorsement Graduate Certificate in ESOL Endorsement

Brenau University Financial Aid

  • Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-study are the Federal Aids available for the students.

  • Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, Hope Scholarship and Student Access Loan Program are the State Aids available.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance program, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) are the various Military Aids available.

  • Legacy Scholarship, Alumnae Endowed Scholarship, Josephine Winter Rainey Scholarship, Humanities Writing Scholarship, and Denyse Marchesseau Endowed Scholarship are the Institutional Scholarships provided.

  • FAFSA/Federal School code is 001556 which helps the students to apply for various financial aids. 


Brenau University Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Teaching programs are accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

  • Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

  • Interior design programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation


Brenau University Library

It is providing students with a large collection of books, articles, journals, writing center, special collections, and archives. The library has an online presence as well where the students can access the information regarding the books, book the library space or contact librarian. Academic research papers can be prepared through the professor's assistance online. Students can also suggest the librarian for the books to purchase. 


Brenau University Ranking and Reviews

The rankings are given by US News and World Report.

  • The university is ranked 62nd in 'Best Online Graduate Education programs'.

  • It ranked 146 in 'Best online MBA programs' and 42nd in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It ranked 47th in 'Regional Universities-South'.

  • It ranked 31st in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

Some of the reviews are given below.

  • The professors are experienced and supportive.

  • Classroom settings are small so each student gets maximum attention from the professors.

  • The sororities in the colleges help each other.

  • Hands-on education model is being followed for various programs offered.

  • The staff are resourceful and helps the students. 


Brenau University Campus

It is offering career services, a center for health and well being, counseling services and greek life. It is evolving since 1909 and at present, the university is having 8 active sororities founded for greek life.

Brenau University Bookstore is offering students with apparels, textbooks, study supplies, gifts, accessories, and electronics. It is located in the university to provide the students with all the requirements academically for affordable prices. It has both an online and offline presence.

Brenau University Athletics

It has NCAA Division I athletics team named as 'Golden Tigers'. It has 14 women teams playing various sports for fall, winter, and spring. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA). It has won 2 national championships in Tennis in 1999 and 2002. It won various conference championships in Swimming, Tennis, Track events, Softball, and Cross Country sports. They have also won national tournaments in Softball, Swimming, and Tennis in 2018.

Brenau University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Gainesville, Georgia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001556
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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC
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Programmatic Accreditation

NCATE, ACBSP, CIDA

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program

Branches

Augusta (Georgia), Jacksonville (Florida), Atlanta (Georgia)

Data Source: https://www.brenau.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Brenau University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 36 %
Student Faculty Ratio 10: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 71 % Part Time: 25 %
Total Population 2,899
Student Population Full Time: 1,508 Part Time: 1,391
Gender Division Male: 14 % Female: 86 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,975 187 1,788
Total Applicants Admitted - 704 56 648
Applicants Enrolled - 177 10 167
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 152 7 145
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 25 3 22

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Brenau University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Brenau University

College of Education

Majors available

Education

College of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Majors available

Music

College of Business and Mass Communication

Majors available

Business Management

Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate School

Majors available

Education

Brenau University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 104
Number of students submitting ACT scores 80
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 59%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 45%
SAT Math 505 average 450 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 485 average 440 - 530 range
SAT Writing 485 average 450 - 520 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Brenau University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,255 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,071 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $1,071 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,839 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,839 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loan $8,101 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant $3,149 Undergraduate. Georgia resident. Varies
State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
HOPE Scholarship $3,149 Undergraduate. Georgia Resident. Demonstrate academic achievement. Varies
State Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Student Access Loan Program $6,951 Georgia Resident. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.brenau.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Legacy Scholarship Varies Applicant’s mother, father, sister, brother or grandparent must be a Brenau alumnus. November 1st, 2018
Alumnae Endowed Scholarship $16,193 GPA 3.0. Full-time Student. March 30th, 2019
Josephine Winter Rainey Scholarship $16,193 GPA 3.5. Full-time Student. March 30th, 2019
Humanities Writing Scholarship Varies Applicants majoring in English, History, Political Science, or Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies. Must score at least 550 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing portion of the SAT or 24 (Composite) on the ACT. Submit essay. Varies
Denyse Marchesseau Endowed Scholarship Varies French and international students. Majoring in Humanities programs. Varies

Data Source: https://www.brenau.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $8,909 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,808 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.brenau.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,032
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,741
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,913
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,639
Over $110,000 $7,247

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 49% $3,816
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 97% $20,517
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 50% $4,916
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 87% $16,802
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $6,844
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $5,922
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 19,650
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 57
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $154,250
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,706
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.brenau.edu/admissions/pay-for-school/va-educational-benefits-2/
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 148 $7,633
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 82 $8,587
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 66 $6,448

Data Source: https://www.brenau.edu/online/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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