The Women’s College of Brenau University is a 132 year old tradition in beautiful Northeast Georgia. Located in a downtown environment of Gainesville, Georgia, this exquisite campus has educated thousands of young women since 1878.
Brenau University has several divisions, including a graduate school, a co-ed undergraduate program, a very strong online college presence, as well as additional on-campus locations in Georgia.
The Women’s College, of which I am a proud alumnae, remains the residential component of the University. If all the new divisions are incredible brainchildren of growth, then the liberal arts education of the Women’s College is its very heart and soul.
The Princeton Review has consistently rated Brenau as one of the best southeastern colleges, and in 2009, U.S. News and World report rated Brenau as one of the best colleges. These are only a couple of the institution’s accolades.
In the Women’s College division, academics are offered in the following areas: business, mass communications, education, fine arts, humanities, health and science. There are many majors within these areas.
Other offerings are the opportunity to study abroad and internships.
The cost for attendance in the 2010-11 year for a residential student is $30,195 with nursing students have only a slightly higher tuition rate. This breaks down to $19,780 for tuition, $10,065 for room and board and a $130 technology fee. The nursing tuition rate is $20,910.
Brenau is an art-minded campus, with an extensive art collection, many art galleries with changing collections, as well as a broad permanent collection. Brenau also provides world class performing arts and studio art opportunities.
There are many scholarships available and a full time financial aid staff to help finance the Brenau education. Among the academic scholarships is the Brenau Scholars Program which provides full tuition, The Trustee and Faculty Excellence Scholarships which pay anywhere to approximately ¼ to ½ tuition and there are also Acheivement grants and Opportunity Grants for students who show much potential to succeed in the college environment but may have lower testing scores.
Brenau also has a wonderful Honors Program and there are many individual scholarships for the arts, most of which require submitting a portfolio of work or demonstration of ability in music or theatre. For more information, and who to contact to schedule a campus visit or how to submit an application, visit www.brenau.edu. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but if you wish to apply for one of the scholarships, your complete application (and including test scores) must be in by February 01.
Brenau is an exquisite jewel among colleges. It is only one of three women’s colleges in the country that have nationally affiliated sororities. Some of these chapters have just turned 100 years old and others will turn 100 years old within the next few years. Most have their own campus houses where members reside following their freshman year.
Do not hesitate to check out Brenau. You will be so glad you did.