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 870 - 1050 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 21 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 2.98 to 3.04 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 78 percent with 12 percent of applicants choosing to enroll.

Overall Brenau University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Brenau University was reported as 78.3% in Fall 2013 with over 2,160 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: 19 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Brenau University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Brenau University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Brenau University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 38.0%
  • 2010-2011: 21.6%
  • 2011-2012: 33.8%
  • 2012-2013: 29.8%
  • 2013-2014: 78.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.0%

How Does Brenau University Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Brenau University is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Truett-McConnell College80.6%
Piedmont College61.2%
Toccoa Falls College49.4%
Emmanuel College47.8%
Oglethorpe University55.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Brenau University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math17 - 22
Composite Score19 - 21
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