Brenau named to Best in Southeast list by Princeton Review

We are very proud to share that for the 15th consecutive year, Brenau University was named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” section of its 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

The feature placed Brenau in the top 22% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges, and it considered colleges throughout the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, West and international regions.

The methodology for the rankings includes building scores on a scale from 60-99. Brenau specifically excelled thanks to its high-quality academics — with a score of 87, esteemed and accessible professors — score of 83 — and student quality of life, which also scored 83. Factors in these ratings included how many hours students study outside of the classroom, the quality of students the school attracts, how happy students are with their lives outside of the classroom and more. The university also scored a perfect 99 in fire safety.

Students’ quality of life is measured through surveys, polling and feedback from Brenau students. The Brenau profile on the Princeton Review site includes student comments, including one that said Brenau professors are “very supportive and understanding and are always available when you need them,” and another said “they care about their students and want to help them succeed.” One student mentioned the family-like atmosphere by saying, “We are really big on getting to know people, especially incoming freshmen.”

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