Brevard College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Brevard College
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Brevard College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 42%, Brevard College is a somewhat selective school. Brevard is test-optional, meaning that students can choose whether or not to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. Test scores are not required, but if a student's scores are good or above average, it can be a good supplement to his/her application. Brevard does not require letters of recommendation, an application fee, or an essay/personal statement. Interested students should check out the school's website, and are free to contact the admissions office with any questions they might have. A campus visit is not required, but always encouraged. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Brevard College Description:

Founded in 1853, Brevard College is a four-year, private college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located on 120-acres in the mountains of Brevard, North Carolina. BC supports about 650 students with a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The college offers a range of majors and three types of four-year degrees: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science. BC also has an Honors Program for students seeking additional academic challenges. Brevard College students stay busy outside of the classroom through participation in intramural sports and over 30 student clubs and organizations including the Brevard College Paddling Club, the Brevard College Disc Golf Association, and the Sesquipedalian Literary Society. As for intercollegiate athletics, BC has 18 varsity sports and competes in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II South Atlantic Conference (SAC) with teams for men’s and women’s golf, cycling, cross country, and many more.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 704 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,790
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,994
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $40,784

Brevard College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,994
    • Loans: $6,464

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Exercise Science, Integrated Studies, Wilderness Leadership, Music, Parks and Recreation Studies, Psychology, Environmental Science

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 49%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 47%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Lacrosse, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Brevard College, You May Also Like These Schools:

For those interested in a small school affiliated with the Methodist Church, other options include Alaska Pacific University, Greensboro College, Cornell College, Pfeiffer University, and Millsaps College.

Other private colleges in the Carolinas that’re similar to Brevard include Warren Wilson College, Lees-McRae College, Barton College, Converse College, and St Andrews University.

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