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Brescia University

Enrollment: rolling
Financial Aid: Yes
Scholarships: Yes
Rating: Yes
Score: Yes
State: Kentucky
City: Owensboro
Street: 717 Frederica Street
ZIP: 42301
Phone: (270) 685-3131


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; United States Catholic Conference Commission on Certification and Accreditation; Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board; Council of Social Work Education


Brescia University provides a liberal arts education that shapes the whole person and is characterized by the search for knowledge and career preparation. The University has six divisions and schools. Brescia University offers 7 Associate, 37 Bachelor, 11 Pre-professional, 4 Certificate and 3 Master Programs.


The Campus Center houses the University gymnasium. Here students may also find the weight-room, indoor track, and fitness facilities. The dining hall, student game lounge, study pavilion, offices, and boardrooms are also a part of this complex. University outdoor sports complex Kamuf Park is located in Todd Bridge Road and is home to four Brescia University athletic teams. This beautiful five acre complex boasts three brand new fields, a clubhouse with a press box, locker rooms, and concessions, and a picturesque lake. At Brescia University students may enjoy doing baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and volleyball


Brescia University’s Dining Services offers a 19 meal a week plan for all resident students and a 5 meal a week plan or meals on a cash basis for off-campus students. Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, on weekdays and brunch, and dinner, on weekends and holidays. Students on the plans should note: any entrance to the dining hall counts as a meal; missed meals are not credited to the following week, and contracts are not transferable. Meal plans do not cover dining service during semester breaks or holiday periods when classes are not in session. Shirts and shoes are required at all meals. Only extraordinary medical conditions, verified in writing by a physician, may exempt students from the requirement to purchase the meal plan. The written request form the medical doctor must be presented to the Dean of Student Development. The cost of meals is calculated on a weekly basis from the first day of the contract through the end of the week in which the withdrawal occurs. A full week is charged for any fraction of the week. Soft drink and food vending machines are located throughout the campus. There are 3 residence halls in the University, each is air-conditioned and each room has cable television and computer connections. - Merici Hall - features single and double occupancy rooms, a laundry, a recreation room and kitchenettes. - Saffer Hall - single occupancy residence hall, featuring laundry, lounges and kitchenettes. - Young Hall and Trustees Hall - University Apartments - are air-conditioned apartment buildings consisting of 12 units each containing 5 single bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room, coin-operated laundry and 2 full bathrooms. Each bedroom and living room has cable TV, phone and computer connections. Brescia University maintains van and buses that student organizations or faculty/staff members may reserve for class, club and Student Government Association sponsored events. Students may park, with a University parking permit, in all campus lots except the faculty lots behind the Science Building and behind the Library. Parking permit may be obtained, free of charge, at the Campus Center at the start of each semester. Brescia University issues citations for parking violations.


The Library holds over 165,000 volumes and contains a collection of over 60,000 electronic books, which are available 24/7. It contains a computer lab and a group study room specifically for student use in addition to several conference rooms, a listening room, a fine arts room and a reading room. Computers are available throughout the library and a wireless network is also available for student use of personal laptops. An online one credit hour course, IDC 100 Introduction to Information Resources, is offered twice each semester to teach students how to use the library. Brescia University maintains two computer labs for student use. Over 60% of students are full-time and part-time, ver 70% have a terminal degree. Additionally, there are three other computer labs: the English as a Second Language Lab, the teaching lab, and the MAC Lab. Wireless access is available on campus. Students may have to bring their laptop to the Information Technology Department (IT) to be configured to access the wireless network. Laptops are available for checkout from the Library to be used in the Library. Computers for student use may be found in the Library. At Brescia University, institutional technology includes computer laboratories, computer and related equipment, software access, network bandwidth, phone system, access card system, multimedia systems, copiers, security and fire systems and university-owned cell phones.

Health & Safety

Office of Student Development maintains a series of emergency procedures to assist students who may find themselves in difficult situations. Students are encouraged to contact a member of the staff, including Resident Assistants, if they are experiencing any kind of crisis situation. The University offers a health insurance plan underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company of Columbus, Ohio. Student brochures with plan details are available in the Student Development Office and at the Cashier’s Office. Brescia requires that full-time students carry health insurance through the University, unless it is demonstrated that they have comparable coverage already in place. Students attending weekend classes or taking online classes only are exempt from this requirement. Health insurance cost is automatically added to the student’s account unless there is clear evidence of comparable coverage presented to the Cashier’s Office by the seventh day of the semester. Only official insurance cards or policies are acceptable verification of coverage. International students are required to carry medical insurance through Brescia University. Brescia University regards tampering with equipment designed for fire safety (alarms, extinguishers, emergency lights, hoses, etc.) a serious offense. Misuse use of fire equipment should be reported to the Dean of Student Development for appropriate disciplinary action.


Brescia University has a number of organizations and clubs for students to get involved with. Following organizations are recognized by the Student Government Association: Brescia Social Work Association; Brescia University Right to Life; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Freshman Class Council; Habitat for Humanity; Ichabod Society; Junior Class Council; Kentucky Education Association; National Students of Speech Language and Hearing Association; Sophomore Class Council; Spanish Club; Student Government Association; Psychology Club; Z.E.S.T. (Zombie Emergency Survival Team).


Brescia offers a variety of opportunities for spending evening characterized by cheer and good food. Besides, university students give this industrious city a verve that is significantly lacking in other Lombardy cities, except for Milan. Moreover, it on the weekend that life explodes on the city's piazzas and streets. In the old town center behind the Piazza della Loggia, Piazza Paolo VI and Piazza Vescovato, there is a large concentration of restaurants, wine bars and cafés. The Brescia City has two important venues for a night at the theater: the Teatro Grande is the city's temple for classical music and opera, while the prose theater is the Santa Chiara, built in a former convent. In Brescia, there's no big problem continuing the evening late into the night but the places tend to be outside the center. The province has a great many famous discos, with the majority in Desenzano and Sirmione on Lake Garda.

Alumni & Post-Grad

The Brescia University Alumni Association, established in 1956, consists of regular, associate, and honorary members. Regular membership includes any person who holds an undergraduate degree conferred by Brescia University. Associate membership includes any person who attending the aforementioned institutions but did not earn a degree. At the present time, there are over 5,000 people who meet the requirements for membership in the Brescia University Alumni Association. Alumni of a Brescia undergraduate program are eligible for a 25% tuition discount for Brescia’s undergraduate courses. A child of an alumnus who is 25 years or younger, the spouse of an alumnus, or the dependent of an alumnus is eligible for a 10% discount on Brescia’s undergraduate courses. The Office of Alumni Relations hosts a variety of events throughout the year to bring together Brescia graduates. All alumni have access to the Fr. Leonard Alvey Library.

Jobs & Internship

Career planning is a lifelong process and a major component of the mission of Brescia University. It involves assessing each student’s interest, skills, and lifestyles in relation to their career choice. Brescia students are encouraged to consult with Career Services. Career Services can also be helpful to students seeking off-campus employment (full-time, part-time, and summer). Job announcements are posted regularly outside of the office and on Brescia e-mail. The office offers professional assistance with resume writing, job interview skills, cover letters, and professional dress. While career planning begins on your first day as a Brescia University student, seniors, in particular, are encouraged to meet with Career Services at the start of the fall semester for help with the transition from the campus to the working world. Career Services Office is located on the second floor of the Campus Center.

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