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Brescia University

Owensboro, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%
Acceptance Rate54%

About Brescia University

Brescia University Overview

Brescia University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Owensboro, KY. Brescia University was founded in 1950 and the school currently enrolls around 850 students per year, including 752 undergrad students. Brescia University ensures housing for up to 300 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 55% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at Brescia University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Brescia University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Brescia University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Brescia University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Brescia University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Brescia University on the Student Life page.

2022 Brescia University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.0
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%
Tuition $27,000
Percent of Need Met 71.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,636

Is Brescia University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Brescia University offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Brescia University

It is moderately difficult to get into Brescia University. Around 54% of applicants get into Brescia University each year. Last year, 1,894 students applied to Brescia University and 1,025 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brescia University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Brescia Universityare still enrolled the next year. Around 45% of students who started at Brescia University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Brescia University Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Brescia University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Brescia University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Brescia University's endowment was valued at $13.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Brescia University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Brescia University meets 71.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $24,636 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $19,060 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Brescia University.

Based on this information, does Brescia University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Brescia University a good school for you?

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Where is Brescia University Located?

Brescia University is located in the urban setting of Owensboro, KY.

If you are interested in seeing Brescia University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 165 to Owensboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Evansville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Brescia University and Owensboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

717 Frederica Street Owensboro, KY 42301-3023

Campus Setting: Urban

Brescia University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Brescia University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Brescia University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Brescia University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Brescia University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Brescia University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Brescia University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 600


Reading SAT Range

460 - 590

Brescia University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Brescia University is like? There are approximately 850 students enrolled at Brescia University, including 752 undergraduate students and 98 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 44% percent are from KY and 56% percent of students are from other states.


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