Partners in Student Success

Information for Guidance Counselors

Brevard College considers guidance and independent counselors as our partners in student success. We all want to help students choose a college that's a perfect fit.

The purpose of this page is to provide information for counselors. Please contact the Admissions Office at or call 828.641.0641 if we can be of help to you, your students, and your families.

  • Quick Facts:

    • Enrollment: 767 students. All undergraduates. 
    • Test Optional Admission
    • First-Year Student Profile
      • Average GPA: 3.20 (unweighted)
      • Average SAT: 1062 composite
      • Average ACT: 21 composite
    • First-to-second year retention rate: 61%
    • Second-to-third year retention rate: 89%
    • Third-to-fourth year retention rate: 75%
    • Graduation rate: 40%
    • Most popular majors:
      • Undecided
      • Criminal Justice
      • Exercise Science
      • Business and Organizational Leadership
      • Wilderness Leadership & Experiential Learning





What We Offer:
A Distinctive Classroom Experience

Brevard College students define their experience as engaging, challenging, and personal. Faculty know their students, and know them well.

Brevard’s mission, rooted in experiential teaching and learning, gives students an opportunity to test and apply what they have learned. Brevard College students receive a degree and an experiential resume.

Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the U. S.


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OUr MIssion:
Experiential Learning that leads to Action

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Brevard College classrooms are student centered and small with an average of 15 students.

Course content is connected, intentionally, to direct experience. Faculty often use content to tackle important issues. Students learn to how to take what they've learned and act.

Faculty at Brevard will also develop students' ability to work collaboratively in teams, think critically, and tackle tough problems—skills needed in the world of work.

The Brevard Faculty:
Highly Engaged scholars focused on student success

Brevard College’s faculty represent active and productive scholars, performers, researchers, and artists.

Most of them, 88%, have earned the highest degree in their field.

They represent countless disciplines and research interests, and they choose to dedicate their careers to teaching at Brevard College, which offers them opportunities to have a meaningful impact on the lives of students.

This mix of intellectuals, artists, and outdoor lovers creates a campus culture that embraces active learning, adventure, and deep intellectual relationships.



Regardless of the academic program, students will get their hands dirty in nearby Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, Bracken Mountain Recreation Area, Gorges State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Cradle of Forestry.

Students expand their experiential resume in the Town of Brevard, which offers exceptional service-learning, internships, music, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Brevard is certainly a picturesque place to live and an outstanding place to learn, study, serve, and grow.