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Brenau University Data & Information Overview

29 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
89% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Brenau University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Brenau University Ranked?

#997 Best Colleges in Nation
#24 Best Colleges in GA
Teacher Education Grade Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Brenau University was awarded 29 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Brenau as #997 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Brenau held the #998 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Brenau also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Brenau?

89% Acceptance Rate
92% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Brenau University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to Brenau submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brenau University  ( 530 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Brenau University  ( 470 to 540 )
Brenau received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Brenau University  ( 21 to 25 )

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Brenau University Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
54% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Brenau is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Brenau University is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brenau University

51% Freshmen Retention
39% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Brenau University this rate is 51%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  51 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Brenau the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 39%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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Brenau University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,095 Full-Time Undergraduates
42.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
91.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,710 undergraduates at Brenau with 1,095 being full-time and 615 being part-time.

How Much Does Brenau University Cost?

$22,402 Net Price
89% Take Out Loans
$29,412 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Brenau is $22,402. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Brenau

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,861 $22,658 $20,583 $20,217 $20,616

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Brenau, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Brenau, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $7,353 a year. That adds up to $29,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brenau is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Brenau Graduates Make?

$44,996 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Brenau with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,996 in their early years. This is good news for future Brenau graduates since it is 6% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Brenau University

Georgia State
1,095 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Brenau University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gainesville, Georgia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Brenau are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Washington Street Se, Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
Phone: 770-534-6299

Brenau University Majors

38 Majors With Completions
355 Undergraduate Degrees
385 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Brenau University. Of these students, 355 received undergraduate degrees and 385 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 144 $62,729
General English Literature 24 NA
General Psychology 19 NA
Business Administration & Management 18 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18 $24,093
General Business/Commerce 17 $34,767
Accounting 15 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 15 $19,557
General Biology 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Brenau University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Brenau

66% Take At Least One Class Online
45% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 1,693 students took at least one online class at Brenau University. This is a decrease from the 1,969 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,693 1,153
2019-2020 1,969 1,322
2018-2019 1,685 1,291
2017-2018 1,713 1,289
2016-2017 2,532 1,263

Learn more about online learning at Brenau University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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