Brenau University

Key majors offered
Business Administration - Management
Business Administration (Accounting)
International Business
Health Science
Mass Communications
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 2800 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body
Bachelor, Master Private Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$ $$$ 112
Master $$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Brenau's main campus in Gainesville, located near the shores of Lake Lanier, one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River, and in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains. It is in close proximity to the city of Atlanta and its cultural, recreational and commercial opportunities.


Undergraduate women in daytime programs live in the residence halls . Each residence hall room has the following items: Standard Twin Size Bed, Dresser Drawer, Desk, Chair, Closet or Wardrobe,Window Blinds, Centralized Heating and Air, Local Telephone Service Jacks, Voicemail, Cable Television Outlet, High Speed Internet Connection, Telephone, Residence Hall Emergency Protocol chart. Some rental housing is available for undergraduate men and graduate students. Graduate students are also welcome to rent housing in the Gainesville area.

Student life

Brenau has close to 50 student-run clubs and organizations, including a range of national sororities. In addition to helping students develop social skills, the organizations also instill Brenau's strong sense of social responsibility, civic engagement and global culture awareness for life in a changing world.

As a traditional showplace for fine arts, Brenau boasts one of the most impressive permanent arts collections of painting, sculpture and other art works of any institution of its size. The university is the first - and only - academic partner of the world-class High Museum of Art in Atlanta. It also has a special arrangement with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and has on permanent display for the first time anywhere a special exhibition of the famed "Gorillas in the Mist" anthropologist's personal belongings, rescued from her home in Rwanda after she was murdered there.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a partnership of Brenau University, Gainesville State College and local community theater amateurs and professionals, Brenau students have many opportunities each year to participate at all levels in the production of a wide range of theatrical and musical theater performances for large audiences. Part of the 30-year-old partnership is WonderQuest, which brings more than 7,000 north Georgia school children to the Brenau campus each year, exposing them to an art form that otherwise would be unavailable to most of them.