Brenau University

Brenau maintains its historic and original single-gender residential Women’s College in Gainesville and also has expanded offerings for both men and women online and on campuses throughout Georgia. In addition, qualifying high school students may enroll in college-level courses leading to an associate of arts degree through Brenau Academy. Brenau offers more than thirty coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctor of nursing practice degree. It plans to offer clinical doctorates in occupational therapy and physical therapy as early as 2014, pending regulatory approvals.

Founded 1878

Undergraduate enrollment 1,701

Graduate enrollment 1,154


Tuition $250–$807/semester hour, depending on program and location

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 64%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 1470

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 987

SAT score breakdown 507, critical reading; 480, math; 483, writing, but does not presently use writing score in admissions

Average class size for freshman courses 17.6

Popular majors accounting, acting, art and design, arts management, biology, business, dance, education, fashion merchandising and design, interior design, mass communication, music, nursing, occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant, psychology, theater