Brenau University

Private, Four-years School Located in Gainesville, GA

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How much is the Brenau tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Brenau's tuition & fees is $33,275.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $50,005 when a student lives on-campus.

Brenau Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$33,275
Books & Supplies Costs$1,330
On-campus Room & Board$12,500
On-campus Expenses$2,900
Off-campus Room & Board$12,148
Off-campus Expenses$4,300
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$34,037

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Brenau for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $139,216 at Brenau. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $203,937. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $152,221.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$33,876$49,582$36,997
Sophomore (2024-25)$34,487$50,505$37,694
Junior (2025-26)$35,110$51,446$38,403
Senior (2026-27)$35,743$52,404$39,126
4 Years Total$139,216$203,937$152,221
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$34,487$50,505$37,694
Sophomore (2025-26)$35,110$51,446$38,403
Junior (2026-27)$35,743$52,404$39,126
Senior (2027-28)$36,389$53,380$39,863
4 Years Total$141,729$207,736$155,086
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$35,110$51,446$38,403
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,743$52,404$39,126
Junior (2027-28)$36,389$53,380$39,863
Senior (2028-29)$37,046$54,375$40,613
4 Years Total$144,287$211,606$158,006
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,743$52,404$39,126
Sophomore (2027-28)$36,389$53,380$39,863
Junior (2028-29)$37,046$54,375$40,613
Senior (2029-30)$37,714$55,388$41,378
4 Years Total$146,892$215,547$160,980
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$36,389$53,380$39,863
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,046$54,375$40,613
Junior (2029-30)$37,714$55,388$41,378
Senior (2030-31)$38,395$56,420$42,157
4 Years Total$149,543$219,563$164,011

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Brenau' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $19,537.
Brenau University$33,275
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,800
Public Schools$5,352$10,033
Private Schools$19,537

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Brenau and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Brenau UniversityGainesville, GA$33,275$14,552
Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, CA$50,666$20,553
Midway UniversityMidway, KY$26,080$7,350
Roberts Wesleyan UniversityRochester, NY$37,504$15,445
Mount St. Mary's UniversityEmmitsburg, MD$47,240$14,094
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleSteubenville, OH$32,630$13,248
Stratford UniversityAlexandria, VA$15,130$13,518
Asbury UniversityWilmore, KY$33,640$8,779
California Lutheran UniversityThousand Oaks, CA$50,670$22,498
Herzing University-MadisonMadison, WI$13,420$9,160
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan CampusTeaneck, NJ$35,822$18,438

Financial Aid and COA

At Brenau University, 1,237 students (87%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,361.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Brenau is $37,644 for students living on-campus and $38,692 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 153 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $22,146 and the average amount of student loans is $7,677.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$50,005
COA (off-campus)$51,053
Tuition & Fees$33,275
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,730
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,778
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,644
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,692
Average Financial Aid$12,361
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,23787%$12,361
Pell Grants66747%$4,865
Federal Student Loan94566%$8,726
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid15398%-
Grants or Scholarships15398%$22,146
Federal Grants8454%$6,277
Pell Grants8454%$5,598
Other Federal Grants4227%$1,357
State/Local Grants12681%$3,654
Institutional Grants13587%$17,783
Student Loan Aid11171%$7,677
Federal Student Loans10869%$5,476
Other Student Loans3120%$8,410

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Brenau's acceptance rate is 89.11%. A total of 1,900 applicants applied to and 1,693 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 177 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 10.45%.
To apply to Brenau, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Formal demonstration of competencies. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate89.11%77.84%90.26%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)10.45%8.76%10.60%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Brenau University has a total of 2,704 students including 1,368 undergraduate and 1,336 graduate students. By gender, there are 324 male students and 2,227 female students attending Brenau. The school offers online degree programs and 1,229 students enrolled online exclusively (45.45% of all students).
Total2,551 3242,227
Undergraduate1,427 1251,302
Graduate1,124 199925

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered92 Programs
Online Program Offered57 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered37 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate86.55%
Student Population2,704
Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate34%
Retention Rate55% (Full-time), 20% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties146 (Full-time), 125 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs327 (Full-time), 176 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$66,868
Average Staff Salary$51,374