Brenau University

Brenau University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Brenau University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Brenau University Ranked?

2022 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 49 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Brenau is ranked #1,437 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 80 colleges in Georgia, Brenau is ranked at #36.

See all of the rankings for Brenau University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Brenau?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Brenau University is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 55% 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 460 and 570. Math scores were between 420 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brenau University  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Brenau University  ( 420 to 530 )
Brenau received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Brenau University  ( 17 to 23 )

Learn more about Brenau University admissions.

Brenau University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Brenau it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brenau University

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 52%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  52 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Brenau is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

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Brenau University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,754 undergraduates at Brenau with 1,105 being full-time and 649 being part-time.

How Much Does Brenau University Cost?

The overall average net price of Brenau is $21,745. 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 +
$23,264 $20,096 $23,127 $20,564 $19,717

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 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,091 a year. That adds up to $28,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Brenau is 6.9%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Brenau make about $42,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Brenau University make the most money.

Location of Brenau University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Brenau University. Of these students, 325 received undergraduate degrees and 356 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 80 $59,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 NA
General English Literature 27 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 23 NA
General Psychology 17 NA
General Business/Commerce 17 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 15 NA
Accounting 13 NA
General Biology 11 NA
Business Administration & Management 9 NA

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

Online Learning at Brenau

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 2018-2019, 1,685 students took at least one online class at Brenau University. This is a decrease from the 1,713 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,685 1,291
2017-2018 1,713 1,289
2016-2017 2,532 1,263
2015-2016 1,730 1,236
2013-2014 1,596 1,008

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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