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Brandeis University
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  • 4 Year
  • WALTHAM, MA

Brandeis University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade D+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Undergrads in College Housing
79%
Average Housing Cost
$9,060 / year
Poll
47%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 60 responses
Poll
69%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 83 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,020 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 113 responses
  • Einsteins
    19%
  • Curritos
    14%
  • The Stein
    14%
  • Sherman
    13%
  • Usdan
    13%
  • Kosher Deli
    11%
  • The sandwich place at IBS
    4%
37%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 68 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade D minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade C
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 55 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    20%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    58%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    16%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
99%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 67 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 50 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    56%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    38%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    4%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 60 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    65%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    13%
  • Not very visible.
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 86 responses
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    2%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    53%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    44%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Diving, Fencing, Soccer, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Diving, Fencing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
  • Spring Fest
    28%
  • Midnight Buffet
    15%
  • Fall Fest
    13%
  • Liquid Latex
    13%
  • Orientation
    13%
  • Athletic banquet
    5%
  • Holi
    5%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 74 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    1%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    9%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    51%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    20%
  • Parties? What parties?
    18%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 30 responses
  • Spring Fest
    37%
  • Purim
    23%
  • Rush Week
    17%
  • Halloween
    10%
  • Pachanga
    7%
  • We don't party
    7%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
0%
Women in Sororities
0%
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 63 responses

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