- 4 Year
- WALTHAM, MA
Brandeis University Campus Life
grade D minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$9,380 / year
29%of students say overall dorm quality is great. 205 responses
67%of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 87 responses
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,070 / year
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 115 responses
- The Stein14%
- Kosher Deli10%
- The sandwich place at IBS4%
33%of students highly rate the dining facilities. 76 responses
grade D minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 57 responses
- I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.19%
- 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.18%
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.5%
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
97%of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 69 responses
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 52 responses
- You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.58%
- Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.37%
- You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.4%
- If you don't partake, you're left out.2%
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 62 responses
- Extremely present and willing to assist students.19%
- 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%
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 94 responses
- Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.2%
- Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54%
- 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
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Television Station, Yearbook
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
- Spring Fest29%
- Midnight Buffet15%
- Fall Fest12%
- Liquid Latex12%
- Athletic banquet5%
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 82 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.50%
- Good parties are few and far between.22%
- Parties? What parties?18%
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 38 responses
- Spring Fest37%
- Rush Week13%
- We don't party8%
Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
45%of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 71 responses