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Brandeis University
  • 4 Year
  • Waltham, MA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Brandeis is a highly rated private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,673 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Brandeis acceptance rate is 30%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and Business. Graduating 87% of students, Brandeis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,700.

About

415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association

Brandeis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Brandeis Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1350-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,264 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,986 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,673 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
15
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Quirky
    34%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Open-minded
    14%
  • Weird
    9%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 60 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Social Justice
    47%
  • Do your own thing
    19%
  • Awk
    17%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Hypocritical
    6%
  • Pursue your interests
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

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