Brenau began in 1878 on its Gainesville historic campus about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta as a womenÍs college. Although the residential undergraduate WomenÍs College still thrives with about a third of BrenauÍs 3,000-student population, the university launched co-educational studies in Gainesville and other locations in the 1970s. Brenau has long-standing operations outside of Gainesville in Augusta, Fairburn, Norcross, at the U.S. Navy Kings Bay submarine base near St. Marys, Georgia, and Jacksonville Florida.
Why Attend Brenau University
Last year U.S. News & World Report ranked Brenau the 12th most veteran-friendly institution among comprehensive universities in the Southeast. Brenau offers a military discount to all active duty service members and their dependents in undergraduate and masterÌ¥s level graduate programs. We also offer discounts to veterans in undergraduate and master's level programs. Brenau's new office office of Military and Veteran's Services was created to assist our students who serve, or who have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces.