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Brenau University is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 802, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Brenau University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 30. Its tuition and fees are $22,238 (2012-13).
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With a renowned 130-year liberal arts tradition, The Brenau Women's College offers a traditional campus life, rich with student activities and leadership opportunities ranging from rowing club to radio reporting. Brenau also boasts a strong intervarsity athletic program and prides itself in promoting women in leadership roles. Brenau students -- both traditional and non-traditional-age women scholars -- find energizing learning communities on campus as well as off-campus, including a semester in an environmental preserve which Brenau helps sponsor in Mexico. This and many other "active" learning opportunities are provided to encourage civic engagement and global awareness.
|School type||private, women's college|
When applying to Brenau University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Brenau University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 34.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||34.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Brenau University is 9:1, and the school has 76.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Brenau University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.8 percent.
Brenau University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 802, with a gender distribution of 0.0 percent male students and 100.0 percent female students. At this school, 32.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68.0 percent of students live off campus. Brenau University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Brenau University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Brenau University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Brenau University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Brenau University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Brenau University, 81.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,198.
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|Tuition and fees||$22,238 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,884 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data