Snapshot of Brenau University
Founded in 1878, Brenau University annually reaches about 3,500 students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. Located in Gainesville, Georgia, the comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution includes the residential Women’s College. It also operates coeducational campuses in Gainesville, Augusta, Norcross and Fairburn as well as a new campus in Jacksonville, Florida.
Brenau ranks consistently as one of the top higher education values in the Southeast in the U.S. News & World Report guidebook, America’s Best Colleges, and The Princeton Review. Several publications have ranked Brenau in top workplaces listings. U. S. News also placed Brenau in national listings for top online graduate programs in teacher education and named it Georgia’s number one comprehensive university in the publication’s “Best for Veterans” listing.
Brenau offers doctorate and M.F.A. degrees as well as a range of master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees and professional certifications in more than 50 areas of study. The Women’s College provides a full slate of academic and extracurricular experiences, including 14 nationally competitive intercollegiate sports teams, national sororities and honor societies, and outlets for artistic expression and community service. Brenau students and members of the community enjoy year-round art exhibitions, lectures and literary readings, and performances of theatrical and musical works.
Brenau University challenges students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment. As students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees or non-degree programs at Brenau campuses and online, each prepares for a lifetime of intellectual accomplishment and appreciation of artistic expression through a curriculum enriched by the liberal arts, scientific inquiry and global awareness.
“Every day we build toward a Brenau without borders, providing the same quality of higher education that has been the institution’s legacy since 1878 to a broader spectrum of traditional and nontraditional students. Yet ingrained in the soul of the institution is the notion of community and the responsibility for engagement in the community by all members of the Brenau family. The future of Brenau will be global, but it also will be the essence of community. If we do our jobs properly, the two will be so entwined that it will be difficult to determine where one leaves off and the other begins.” – Ed Schrader
Brenau offers a wide variety of ways to visit campus. From campus tours to information sessions and open houses, we’ll make sure all of your questions are answered and help you discover what Brenau can offer you.
Contact your campus today to schedule a visit, sit in on a class or find out more about Brenau programs.