Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE - Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Region: Southeast
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

Founded in 1878 as a private institution for the education of women, in the past year, Brenau enrolled more than 3,800 students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. The Gainesville, Georgia-based liberal arts institution includes the residential Women’s College, with 4 Georgia coed campuses (Augusta, Gainesville, Fairburn, Norcross), one in Florida (Jacksonville) as well as online degrees.

Why Brenau University
Brenau’s Women’s College on the historic Gainesville campus, 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, provides a full range of academic and extracurricular experiences, including nationally competitive varsity sports, national sororities and honor societies, and outlets for artistic expression and community service. At Brenau, your professors will know your name, your classmates will be your biggest supporters, and you will discover a world full of possibilities inside and outside the classroom.

During the day on the historic Gainesville campus, men may major in dance, health science, music, nursing and theatre.

Visit Campus
The best way to see if Brenau is right for you is to visit our campus. We would love to host you and your family – and maybe a friend or two – during a campus tour or weekend visitation event. Our tour guides and admissions specialists are happy to answer any questions as they guide you around our beautiful campus. Daily tours are offered Monday thru Friday and on the last Saturday of every month. If you are unable to make it to one of our scheduled tours or weekend events, please give us a call; we will be happy to reserve a time just for you.

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About Brenau University

Not just excellent - extraordinary. At Brenau, this is education: Using your language skills to translate scientific research from a foreign language to complete a biology experiment; learning dance by participating and performing with a professional company; researching zoology, speaking Spanish and studying Mayan culture deep in the Yucatan forest.

Mission Statement

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.