See what students say:

Academics

Students describe Brescia as “a Catholic liberal arts university with a small class room size and hometown feel” with a focus on “helping students become all that they can be in a small class atmosphere where learning, morality, and servant leadership are encouraged.” The “intimate” environment is “wonderful for students who want individual attention” and provides students with “the chance to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually.” Students gave high marks to the professorial staff, reporting that they “have your best interests at heart,” “are always willing to help you whenever you need their help,” and are “focused on making successful people out of the students that come through Brescia.” Students did complain that the “degree offerings are fairly narrow.” However, most students felt that the education they received at Brescia left them “a little more aware, a lot brighter, and a whole lot more prepared for life.”

Student Body

With a little over 450 students, Brescia is definitely on the small side. However, students say that despite it’s size, it “respects all of its students” and gives them “a chance to experience other cultures.” Although 81% of the student body is reported as Caucasian, students say that “the school makes a real effort to foster ethnic and cultural diversity on campus” and that “there are a LOT of foreign students.” “I frequently interact with students from other cultures, especially Asia and South America,” said one student. Brescia is a Catholic university, and “there is a modest, and open-minded emphasis on Catholic faith with a subtle, and gentle evangelistic tone.” However, students say that “there are many students who are not Catholic” including who “comfortably engage in the social and intellectual life of the school.” As might be expected at a religious school, the campus has a more traditional ideological bent, with students warning that “some more liberally minded students might find the student body a little on the conservative side.” Nevertheless, independent of their religion or ideology, “everyone has the same goal: to learn.”

Campus Life

Located in Owensboro, KY, Brescia is not known for its big-city lifestyle. However, “Student Government and other campus organizations sponsor numerous social activities to compensate for the small amount of fun offered by the city,” such as “free ice skating, midnight bowling, dances, and parties.” Students say that they have “opportunities to see traveling Broadway shows at local community venues at steep discounts and free admission to any local philharmonic orchestral concerts,” and there are even opportunities for travel abroad (which, of course, is “educationally focused and credits earned are applied to student's transcripts”). Another large part of life at Brescia is the sports program, which has been described as “the most important thing here.” Says one student, “there is no one who doesn't pay attention to sports.”

Overview

Applicants
3,748
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.25

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 480
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.2:1
Total Faculty
65
with Terminal Degree
28

37
Women
28
Men
6
Minority
1
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Infinity
Graduate in 5 years
Infinity
Graduate in 6 years
0%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Social Sciences, General

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Denzel Edge
Founder of the Learning House, Inc.

Dr. James E. Voyles
Lawyer and founding partner of Voyles Milhollin Law Firm

Joes Goebel
Author of 3 internationally published novels

Dr. Paul O'Bryan
Dean of Students/Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Catherine Steed
Vice President Fidelity Foundation

Michael C. Hagan
President and CEO, American Commercial Lines LLC

Roy Roberts
President, APC Inc.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Infinity
Graduate in 5 years
Infinity
Graduate in 6 years
0%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,500

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$19,500
Required Fees
$490
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,000
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,060
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

13.26%
African-American
3.44%
Hispanic
69.21%
Caucasian
11.69%
Unknown

73% female
27% male
29% are out of state
71% are full time
29% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
41%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
22
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Bearcats)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bearcats)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
25

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Samantha Hines
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 423013023

Phone
270-686-2182

Email
samantha.hines@brescia.edu

Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@brescia.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation



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