A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Brandeis University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454
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Brandeis University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$32,148/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,395/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,673/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,730/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,411/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,839/ year

Academics

Professors
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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,591Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Quirky
    35%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Intelligent
    19%
  • Open-minded
    16%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Social Justice
    53%
  • Awk
    16%
  • Do your own thing
    16%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Pursue your interests
    6%
  • Hypocritical
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
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Brandeis University may not hold the most accolades of the numerous new England liberal arts schools, but it's communicative, curious, and creative culture make it shine beyond other schools. Brandeis has a strong if short, history and this history helps students find footholds in the college's culture and life.

Academics are often phenomenal with small class sizes and teachers who are devoted to the student's success. Campus facilities and housing are acceptable, and renovations are regularly being made (although freshman housing is always very cramped and sucks the most). Resources for everything from mental health to lab access are readily available, and encouraged, for students. food is mediocre, and unfortunately, standard, dining hall fare.

over all a great school because of the culture of the student body and faculty.
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Brandeis University offers students a variety of extracurricular activities and academic challenges to push students to achieve their full potential. The class sizes are generally small and the professors are concerned with student success. However, the residence halls on campus are sub-par; the roof caved in in one building and the heating is either non-existent or unbearable. Additionally, there are kosher options available on campus, which are often more appetizing that the non-kosher options on campus.
Brandeis is a great school filled with great people. The professors are top notch and will help you if you are struggling. The dorms and food could be better, but are honestly not the worst around. I love Brandeis and I could not think of a better place to attend!