Brescia University

717 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY

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Brescia University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Owensboro, Kentucky and operated as a private institution. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's small size in terms of enrollment, about 700 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to the size of the class and easier access to professors and faculty.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Brescia University offers:

  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • English Language And Literature

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 19 - 24 on the ACT or 420 - 470 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of acceptance. An estimated 50% of all students that applied were accepted at Brescia University, with 13% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $20,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The Brescia University Bearcats participate in several athletic programs, overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the Brescia University website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Brescia University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to Brescia University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 23
ACT ® Math17 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Brescia University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,608 (46%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled150 (9%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Brescia University is around 1,100 students, where graduate students make up roughly 2% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $20,000-$23,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $560 to $670 per unit
  • On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $9,900, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals each week

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$14,253
Receiving Student Loans74%$6,185

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 10.3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Brescia University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Brescia University is around 30%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Brescia University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies



English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Brescia University for official up-to-date information.

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