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Brandeis University
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  • 4 Year
  • WALTHAM, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Brandeis offers in-person visits for prospective students and families, including information sessions, campus tours, and Fall for Brandeis Days. Visitors are required to submit a Health Assessment form on the day of their visit to campus, and masks must be worn at all times. Virtual visit opportunities are also available. Learn More

Report Card

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

About

415 SOUTH ST
WALTHAM, MA 02454
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
From Brandeis University

Brandeis is a medium-sized, top-tier research university — which means our students enjoy a combination of academic resources and access within a close-knit community. Students build close relationships with faculty and a dynamic community of students who are as invested in bettering themselves as they are in pursuing a greater good. Discover unmatched undergraduate research opportunities and the flexibility to combine different academic interests to create your own academic pathway.

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Brandeis University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
1320-1510
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$41,222 / 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
$32,668 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 73 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 73 responses

Majors

Community Engaged Scholars (CES)

The CES program connects our students’ longstanding commitment to community service to their studies. Open to students in any major, the CES program builds connections between the curriculum and co-curriculum, creates a cohort of undergraduates committed to community service and civic engagement, and enables them to benefit from community-connected teaching, learning, and research.

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    32%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,465 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Quirky
    35%
  • Passionate
    22%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Open-minded
    14%
  • Weird
    8%
  • Racist
    3%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 62 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Social Justice
    47%
  • Do your own thing
    18%
  • Awk
    16%
  • Chill
    5%
  • Hypocritical
    5%
  • Pursue your interests
    5%
  • Racist
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
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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