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Brenau University

Gainesville, GA

At A Glance

Main Address

500 Washington St SE

Gainesville, GA 30501-3628

www.brenau.edu

Admission Office

500 Washington Street SE

Gainesville, GA 30501

(770) 534-6100

Fax : (770) 538-4701

admissions@brenau.edu

Contact : Redenna Poole

Enrollment Manager

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5066

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 47.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,756

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 156

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 67.0%

Average financial aid package : $24,831.00

In-State Tuition : $31,720.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $31,720.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Aug 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : May 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Feb 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Feb 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 47.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 55.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 28.0%
Business/Marketing : 22.0%
Education : 15.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 14.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
English : 6.0%

Associates
Education : 69.0%
Liberal Arts : 31.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General M
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies M
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance, General M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B M
Management Information Systems, General M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B M
Operations Management and Supervision B
Organizational Behavior Studies M
Organizational Leadership B
Project Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B M
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication, General M

Education
Education, General B
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism M
Elementary Education and Teaching A B D M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B D M
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education and Teaching M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management M
Nursing Administration M
Nursing Practice B D
Occupational Therapy/Therapist D M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution M
Gerontology M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Psychology
Clinical Psychology M
Psychology, General B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Acting B
Costume Design B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fashion/Apparel Design B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Interior Design M
Music, General B
Musical Theatre B
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

157 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 45 miles from Atlanta.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,756

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 156

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,671

Graduate enrollment : 1,061

Student General Information

All students average age : 27

Full time students average age : 25

In state students : 95.0%

Out of state students : 5.0%

Part Time students : 34.0%

Percentage of males : 9.0%

Percentage of females : 91.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 29.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 11.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 46.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 7.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Single students under 22 years of age required to live on campus unless living with family or legal guardian; alcohol-free campus; required convocation attendance.

9.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Alchemist

Student Newspaper URL : http://alchemist.brenau.edu/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 50.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 19.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Golden Tigers

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Women's services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Minority students services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Veteran's counselor

On-campus daycare

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Diving

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Golf

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Rowing (Crew)

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Swimming

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Track and Field

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,912

Admitted : 1,219

Enrolled : 156

Somewhat selective 64.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Interview

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Interview

Other Test Policies

Brenau University is test optional but SAT/ACT scores are considered for scholarship purposes. Some students, such as athletes, are still required to submit test scores for athletic conference eligibility.

A note from the college

High school or college GPAs along with volunteer and work experience are considered in the admissions decision process.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 14.0%

Top Quarter : 37.0%

Top Half : 72.0%

Bottom Half : 28.0%

Bottom Quarter : 9.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 19.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 15.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 20.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 15.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 11.0%

500 - 599 : 40.0%

400 - 499 : 39.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 11.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 39.0%

300 - 399 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 45.0%

12 - 17 : 32.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 15.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 45.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 29.0%

12 - 17 : 35.0%

6 - 11 : 12.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: Advanced Placement credit is given at the discretion of the department.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Math

4

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

English

4

0

Science

3

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 65.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 42.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

440 - 550

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

460 - 560

ACT Composite

16 - 23


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP courses are given additional weight when figuring a student's GPA. We encourage potential students to take courses at the highest level their school offers.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

--

AR 101/101L

All

5

--

AR 101/101L & AR 102/102L

All

3-D Art and Design

3

--

AR 102/102L

All

Art History

3

--

AH 323

All

Biology

4

--

BY 111/111L & BY 112/112L

All

Calculus AB

3

--

MS 111

All

4

--

MS 210

All

Calculus BC

3

--

MS 111

All

4

--

MS 210

All

Chemistry

3

--

CY 121/121L

All

5

--

CY 121/121L & CY 122/122L

All

Drawing

4

--

AR 112/112L

All

English Language and Composition

4

--

EH 101

All

5

--

EH 101 & 102

All

English Literature and Composition

4

--

EH 101

All

5

--

EH 101 & 102

All

Environmental Science

4

--

BY 201

All

European History

3

--

HY 210 or HY 211

All

French Language and Culture

4

--

FH 101

All

Human Geography

5

--

GY 201

All

Macroeconomics

3

--

BA 207

All

Microeconomics

3

--

BA 206

All

Physics B

4

--

PS 121/121L

All

5

--

PS 121/121L & PS 122/122L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

--

PS 122/122L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

--

PS 121/121L

All

Psychology

3

--

PY 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

--

SH 101

All

Statistics

4

--

MS 205

All

United States Government and Politics

3

--

PO 101

All

United States History

3

--

HY 201

All

4

--

HY 201 & HY 202

All

World History: Modern

3

--

HY 210

All

4

--

HY 210 & HY 211

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

65

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

46

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

65

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 55.0%

% of loans / jobs : 45.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 85.0%

% Judged to have need : 93.0%

% that were offered aid : 92.0%

% that had need fully met : 11.0%

% of need met : 67.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $24,831.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $20,680.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,444.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $31,086.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Feb 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Pam Barrett

Financial aid office phone : (770) 534-6152

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,000.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Prospective freshmen with specific academic credentials who plan to reside on campus may be invited to compete for the Brenau Scholar or Presidential Scholar awards, which, in combination with Georgia state scholarships and grants (if Georgia resident), provides a full-tuition scholarship.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$31,720.00

$31,720.00

$31,720.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$31,720.00

$31,720.00

$31,720.00

Room and board:

$12,500.00

$10,608.00

$3,340.00

Books and supplies:

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,800.00

$2,400.00

$2,400.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,080.00

$1,840.00

$1,840.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$48,400.00

$47,868.00

$40,600.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$48,400.00

$47,868.00

$40,600.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Diving

Available

Golf

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 65

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,321

Transfers admitted percentage: 45.0%

Transfers admitted: 599

Transfers enrolled percentage: 23.0%

Transfers enrolled: 312

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $31,720.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,500.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,608.00

Additional estimated expenses: $792.00

Costs per credit hour: $1,000.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,314,915.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 108

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 73

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students