Brescia University

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717 Frederica Street

Owensboro, KY 42301

Phone: (270) 685-3131
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#36 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Brescia University is a private institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 854, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 9 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Brescia University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 36. Its tuition and fees are $19,440 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission Statement: Brescia University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in the Ursuline tradition of personal and social transformation through education. Directed to academic and moral excellence in a student centered environment, Brescia offers undergraduate and graduate programs that serve students who seek success through rewarding careers and service to others. Brescia is known for the "Brescia Difference" embodied in four core elements: respect for the sacred, devotion to learning, dedication to growth in virtue, and promotion of servant leadership.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1950
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Brescia University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 23. The application fee at Brescia University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 20.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 20.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 23

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Brescia University is 16:1, and the school has 90.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Brescia University include: Social Work; Business/Commerce, General; Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist; Psychology, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 58 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 14%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Work 24%
Business/Commerce, General 15%
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 9%
Psychology, General 8%
English Language and Literature, General 5%

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Student Life

Brescia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 854, with a gender distribution of 28.7 percent male students and 71.3 percent female students. Brescia University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 871
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Brescia University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health insurance. Brescia University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Brescia University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Brescia University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $19,440 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,500 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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