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Brenau University
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Main Address
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(770) 534-6299
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
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Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2022)
Completion Rate (2022)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2022) 2,704
Women 87%
Men 13%
Total Enrollments (2022) 2,704
White 48%
Black or African American 28%
Hispanic or Latino 10%
Unknown 5%
Multiracial 3%
Asian 3%
International (Non-Citizen) 2%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2022)
Out of State Tuition (2022)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2022) 828
Bachelor's 43%
Master's 35%
Doctoral 14%
Associate's 6%
Certificate 3%
Total Awards (2022) 828
Healthcare 50%
Education and Liberal Arts 23%
Business 14%
Art and Design 5%
Human and Social Sciences 4%
Communication and Media 2%
Mathematics and Science 1%
Legal and Law 1%
Computer Technology 0%
Trades and Careers 0%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
Adult And Continuing Education And Teaching
Business Administration And Management, General
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Communication, General
Dispute Resolution
Education/Teaching Of Individuals With Autism
Elementary Education And Teaching
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
General Studies
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Hospital And Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Interior Design
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education And Teaching
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management And Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Project Management
Secondary Education And Teaching
Special Education And Teaching, Other
Accredited By
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Accreditations
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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From costume designers to CNN producers, Brenau graduates have accomplished quite a lot in their careers. Are you a fan of HBO’s Mad Men—or more importantly, the cast’s fantastic wardrobe? Janie Bryant, a 1985 graduate, was the show’s costume designer. You have her to thank for your retro outfit inspiration. In keeping with fashion, Emmie Henderson Howard co-founded the preppy clothing and accessory brand Southern Proper. The company style is Georgia-chic, right down to bowties sporting fireflies and Labradors. Maria Ebrahimji served as the executive editorial producer for CNN Worldwide, and Ronda Rich Tinker was a reporter for NASCAR. Both are also published. Tinker wrote several books, including What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), which is now in its 33rd printing. Ebrahimji co-edited a collection of essays called I Speak For Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. Brenau graduates are not unfamiliar with breaking barriers. Dr. Gale Allen gives credit to her Brenau education for helping her land a job with NASA. She currently serves as deputy chief scientist. And U.S. Navy Admiral Patricia E. Wolfe, a 1987 MBA graduate, is one of a small number of women with a two-star rank. Brenau graduates inspire many through word and deed.

What is the campus setting like?
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Brenau’s main campus, and the one with the richest history, is in Gainesville, Ga. Main campus is home to the Women’s College, which has been serving students since the late 19th century. When you stand near the glistening Grace Hooten Moore fountain you’re be surrounded by some of the oldest campus buildings and long-standing traditions. Not too far away you will see a freestanding deck called the Crow’s Nest. Word has it only seniors are allowed to stand on the uppermost level. You’ll also have a front-row view of the Pearce Auditorium. Students and community members can easily recognize this building for its tall columns and arched doorways. Step inside and there’s room for you and more than 700 others to watch unique shows: an opera version of Little Red Riding Hood, maybe? But in addition to tradition and art, Brenau offers the latest living and learning spaces. The university opened a new human anatomy lab at its downtown campus in 2015 as well as several new sorority houses. Future students will have lots of places to practice traditions new and old.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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If you’re starting college for the first time, you might be interested in getting an online associate’s degree in liberal studies. You can knock out your general education requirements and explore different areas of study. Liberal studies students take courses in art, science, language, and math. If you decide pursue a bachelor’s degree, you might be able to continue your online studies through Brenau depending on the path you choose. The university offers early childhood education, organizational leadership, business administration, accounting, marketing, registered nurse, and human resources management. Actually, the early childhood education program was the first of its kind to be offered in Georgia. Future graduate students: you haven’t been forgotten. You can get your degree online in interior design, early childhood education, middle grades education, applied gerontology, or business administration. Or, earn an MBA along with a graduate certificate in a specialty area: accounting, project management, healthcare management, or insurance management. And don’t forget that Brenau offers programs on five different campuses in Georgia and one campus in Jacksonville, Fl. If you live in the Southeast, an on-campus Brenau education might be closer than you think.

What are the athletic highlights?
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Students have come from across the world to play tennis as a Golden Tiger. Players on the 2015-2016 team hail from Spain, England, Morocco, Netherlands, Paraguay, and Turkmenistan. Brenau’s athletic program has seen some serious growth in the past decade. Students could play basketball and volleyball as of 2005 and 2006, and they raced to join track and field when it launched in 2013. In fact, the track and field team won a conference championship in its first season! The cheerleading team has also celebrated major successes since joining the roster of intercollegiate sports in 2012. The team ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in their class in national competitions between 2012 and 2014. Brenau’s swimmers are making waves nationally as well. In 2016 the swimming team took third place in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Swimming and Diving Championships. The roaring Golden Tigers are giving the entire campus community reasons to cheer. Stay tuned: Lacrosse is coming to Brenau in 2018.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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Brenau is expanding its academic opportunities by launching new programs, learning spaces, and community partnerships. For example, the College of Business and Mass Communication partners with the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs to provide unique business education. As a Brenau-Oxford MBA student you’ll be bumping elbows and shaking hands with successful entrepreneurs. Students have attended CEO roundtable discussions that featured Keith Radford (general manager of Uber) and Jeff Braverman (CEO of Also, Brenau recently launched a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. As a DPT student you can get clinical experience as early as your second semester thanks to the university’s partnership with the Northeast Georgia Health System. Plus you’ll get to take classes in the state-of-the-art Downtown Center which boasts the new human anatomy lab. Those studying the performing arts will also love the Downtown Center: it is home to a new performance space called Theater On The Square. And they’ll benefit from university partnerships, too. Brenau is a member of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Students practice and perform with a collection of professionals, community members, and students at the University of North Georgia. At Brenau you’ll have that tight-knit community feel, but also lots of chances to create relationships beyond its borders.