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Study at Brenau University

Brenau University was established in 1878, and is a private women's university situated in Gainesville, Georgia. The campus is spread across an area of 50 acres. It was initially called the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, and changed to its current name in the year 1992. The university offers associate's, baccalaureate's, and master's degrees in various fields of study includig art and design, humanities, and interior design among others. The institution is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Brenau Academy
  • Evening and Weekend College
  • The Online College
  • The Women's College
Brenau University's athletics department fields a number of women's sports teams. They compete in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Southern States Athletic Conference. They are nicknamed as the Golden Tigers. They participate in sports including basketball, soccer, crew, and cross country.

Profile of Brenau University

Brenau is in a small city, in Gainesville, GA. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Brenau earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include drama and performing arts, business and management, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Brenau Selectivity

Brenau does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 40% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 470 to 560 for students at Brenau. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 430 and 540.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 577 students (1, 938 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Brenau are 40 years old or older. The Student Enrolment at the school is essentially female.

Student Life

Athletic teams at Brenau belong to the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference for major sports.

Brenau Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management208business management, accounting, human resources, marketing, organizational behavior, fashion merchandising, business communications, business
Education and Teaching191elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher education, mental retardation education, special education, education of learning disabled, education of emotionally disturbed, drama and dance teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy35occupational therapy
Therapy and Counselling17psychology courses, psychology
Design16interior design, graphic design, fashion design
Family and Social Work13public administration
Liberal Arts11English, general studies, history, international relations, liberal arts and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts11dance, dance courses, drama, stagecraft
Medical administration10health care facilities management, health and medical administrative
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and administration
Art Studies6arts management
Media6mass communication
Music4music, music performance
Law3legal studies
Fine Arts3fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science, environmental studies

Contact: Brenau

Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE

Gainesville, GA 30501-3668

General Phone: (770) 534-6299


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