Brenau University

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Brenau University can be found in Gainesville, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About two thousand students are enrolled at Brenau University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Brenau University. A score in the range of 920 - 1140 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Brenau University average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 58 percent with 15 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Brenau University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Brenau University was reported as 57.5% in Fall 2020 with over 2,570 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Brenau University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Brenau University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Brenau University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.6%
  • 2017-2018: 66.1%
  • 2018-2019: 56.9%
  • 2019-2020: 57.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 52.1%

How Does Brenau University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Brenau University is one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Truett-McConnell College94.1%
Piedmont College54.0%
Toccoa Falls College59.8%
Emmanuel College46.2%
Oglethorpe University67.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Brenau University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math450 - 560
Total Score920 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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