About Brenau University

Founded in 1878, Brenau University. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,653 full time undergraduate students, and 1,246 full time graduate students.

The Brenau University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 122 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Brenau University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate35%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range860-1030
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Brenau University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Brenau University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    53 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    31 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    57 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    61 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    62 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    60 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    60 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    61 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Brenau University?

35 Students rated Brenau University

Zoe - 02/26/2024

I am so glad to be a part of the Brenau community. It is refreshing to be a student at a school who is genuinely invested in your future and is willing to accommodate to the needs of individuals. The atmosphere is amazing- there are always opportunities to get involved in various clubs as well as organized community events.

Artur - 11/21/2021

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT APPLY HERE! I would RATHER spend 1 million dollars buying back my own cut toe nails then spend money here. The academics are THE WORST. The teachers DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. They will fail you if they don't like you, if you don't agree with them, or if you go above them. I literally got KICKED OUT because i asked my internship coordinator what the salary is for different OT settings, I told one girl she is good with kids and asked if her and her husband have children, and asked a black lady her ethnicity/heritage in my internship. The learning center tried to get me on ADHD MEDS and ANXIETY MEDS and kept pushing it WHEN i said I don't feel comfortable with it. They used every info that I told them against me. They would rather collect their paycheck and fail kids. They failed 7 people out of 33. GOOD LUCK IF YOU WANT TO KISS BUTT AND FEEL HORRIBLE ABOUT YOURSELF.

Joseph - 08/24/2021

Brenau University is a toxic school, and my three semesters there have left lasting scars. The student body is immensely sexist and toxic, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and underperforming in class. Some of the faculty is strong, but not enough so to justify the prohibitive cost. Stay away, far away.

Brianna - 08/16/2021

I feel the Brenau University has a lot of opportunities for everyone there. I feel it does cost a lot of money to go and can be stressful having to worry about having to pay for it. I think the teachers at Brenau really do care for you and your academics but the cost is what hurts it.

Brenau University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Brenau University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Brenau University is 35%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    A college degree is something that will act as a pillar to keep people evolving. Since ups and downs in the corporate world are unavoidable, there will be times when people will need a back up to get through troubled times. Also, it makes life much easier just to have a college degree. Experience itself is good enough for a person to go to college since it plays a big part in the transformation process of a teenager turning into an adult. It is during this time students learn how serious and difficult life can be and how it is important to grow up. Also, experiencing the college life itself is great. The independence, friends, parties, classes, football games, night life, social scene, all of it is something that can be considered a once in a life time experience. It is the starting point of an adult life it is also the most precious time of a youngster. Most of the employers of the corporate world are looking for students with a college degree since employers are looking for students who have the ability to learn new things which is a necessity in order to work in the corporate world.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are online.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    I actually go to Gainesville State College in Watkinsville, Georgia, but that was not on the list. I love my school. The professors are so helpful, and I love the learning enviornment.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Busy mothers

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It doesn't advertise may services/events to commuter and part-time students. The university tends to focus its attention on residental students.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It offers a good Nursing program. It offers a part-time and a full-time program for working students who want to pursue Nursing.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Brenau is a great school for those who are goal-oriented, optimtistic, and driven.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing I believe I knew everything that I needed to know. Brenau was every good to help with all the questions I had.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The friendships that I have gained since I have been there. Greek women have the highest GPA's are most involved and are always visible.

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  11. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    super laid back LUMBERJACKS people that love the forest and being out doors some to this school there are always fun and exciting activities going on around the campus community some students are interpreted as "hippies" known for smoking pot and what not, but that is now the majority of college schools

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    distance from my home

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are looking for a school that hosts parties 24/7, Brenau is not the place for you! We have fun at Brenau but we are no party school! And that's a good thing in my opinion.

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  14. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Being an all womens university!!

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    It's full of nature, but I wish it wasn't so cold in the winter. The size is just right. I've spent most of my time on campus in the Lab Science building. There's lots of school pride. The athletic events are HUGE.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Honors groups, Homecoming celebrations, BBQs, pre-game parties, etc.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Science is generally hard. Liberal arts are easy. Just like everywhere else I know of! Professors have office hours and can always be reached by email.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Classes here aren't too difficult. If you put the effort in, then good out comes will be coming your way!!

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    They have a great Psychology program and that's my major. So far, I've had great success in this program and my adviser is always there when I have a question and to keep me on track.

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  20. What do students complain about most?

    What any students complain about...money. The prices of books and tuition are always hot topics, but they're state regulated so it's not NAU's fault. Another common complaint here, the weather :D It snows almost half the year! You get used to it though. Another one I've heard is the size of the campus, but they offer free shuttles all day and you can rent a bike free for a couple weeks at a time so they really try to help out with that. Or you walk almost everywhere like me...I've been steadily losing pounds since I moved up here and it's fantastic!

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  21. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The typical NAU stereotype is known as a "mountain man". This meaning, a beard, a comfy flannel, someone who loves hiking and also being out doors. The stereotype of students here at NAU is extremely accurate! However, this doesn't apply to all students, just like every other college, everyone is different in their own way. :)

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Brenau University receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 70% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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