Brenau University

Private, Four-years School Located in Gainesville, GA

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How much is the Brenau tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Brenau's tuition & fees is $32,685 based on the NCES data.
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 $49,415 when a student lives on-campus.

Brenau Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$32,685
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$32,841

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 $132,305 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 $197,026. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $146,990.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,841$48,547$36,127
Sophomore (2024-25)$32,997$49,015$36,536
Junior (2025-26)$33,154$49,491$36,952
Senior (2026-27)$33,312$49,973$37,375
4 Years Total$132,305$197,026$146,990
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$32,997$49,015$36,536
Sophomore (2025-26)$33,154$49,491$36,952
Junior (2026-27)$33,312$49,973$37,375
Senior (2027-28)$33,471$50,463$37,805
4 Years Total$132,935$198,942$148,668
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$33,154$49,491$36,952
Sophomore (2026-27)$33,312$49,973$37,375
Junior (2027-28)$33,471$50,463$37,805
Senior (2028-29)$33,631$50,960$38,241
4 Years Total$133,569$200,887$150,373
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$33,312$49,973$37,375
Sophomore (2027-28)$33,471$50,463$37,805
Junior (2028-29)$33,631$50,960$38,241
Senior (2029-30)$33,791$51,465$38,685
4 Years Total$134,205$202,861$152,106
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$33,471$50,463$37,805
Sophomore (2028-29)$33,631$50,960$38,241
Junior (2029-30)$33,791$51,465$38,685
Senior (2030-31)$33,952$51,977$39,137
4 Years Total$134,845$204,864$153,868

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Brenau' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Georgia, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $19,171.
Brenau University$32,685
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Georgia Four-years Colleges$15,539
Public Schools$5,081$9,838
Private Schools$19,171

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$32,685$14,481
Walsh UniversityNorth Canton, OH$32,210$13,510
University of LynchburgLynchburg, VA$34,500$10,605
Lourdes UniversitySylvania, OH$27,260$16,389
Lee UniversityCleveland, TN$21,730$15,950
Waynesburg UniversityWaynesburg, PA$28,490$16,440
Piedmont UniversityDemorest, GA$29,190$11,672
Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleFort Lauderdale, FL$23,248$31,232
Lake Erie CollegePainesville, OH$35,024$13,536
Our Lady of the Lake UniversitySan Antonio, TX$31,124$18,156
Columbia International UniversityColumbia, SC$26,840$11,930

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 $37,054 for students living on-campus and $38,102 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)$49,415
COA (off-campus)$50,463
Tuition & Fees$32,685
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,730
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,778
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,054
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$38,102
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 Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate2%
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