Tuition & Fees

$51,570

$51,570

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,517
Declined + 5,979
Total Received 9,496
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Private (nonprofit)

3,614

undergraduate students

2,211

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3092
ACT 1802

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
46%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
700-800
46%
600-699
40%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
60%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%
30-36
64%
24-29
31%
18-23
5%
30-36
55%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%
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Fun Facts

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School Facts

Brandeis, founded in 1948, is a private, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Creative Arts, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Its 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, 10 miles west of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,825
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Waltham, MA

235-acre, suburban campus in Waltham (population: 61,918), 10 miles from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Boston and Cambridge Thursday through Sunday. Public transportation serves campus.

Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
30%
600-699
46%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
700-800
46%
600-699
40%
500-599
11%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
700-800
34%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
60%
24-29
37%
18-23
3%
30-36
64%
24-29
31%
18-23
5%
30-36
55%
24-29
40%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,517
Declined + 5,979
Total Received 9,496

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jennifer Walker
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 800 622-0622 (out-of-state)
F: 781 736-3536
admissions@brandeis.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,918,353
State $643,668
Institutional $53,800,744
Other external $1,728,270
Total $60,091,035

Non-need-based

Federal $38,675
State $5,675
Institutional $3,597,463
Other external $1,590,556
Total $5,232,369

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
fencing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Judges
School colors
navy and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/African Studies
American Studies
Ancient Greek/Roman Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology/Women's/Gender Studies
Art History
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Bioinformatics
Biological Physics
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Coexistence/Conflict Studies
Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education/Elementary/Secondary/Jewish Day Schools
Educational Studies
Elementary Education/Jewish Day Schools
Elementary Education/Public
English
Environmental Studies
European Cultural Studies
Film/Television/Interactive Media
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
Genetic Counseling
German Studies
Global Studies
Health/Medical Informatics
Health/Science/Society/Policy
Hebrew Language/Literature
Hispanic Studies
History
Independent Interdisciplinary Major
Information Security
Information Technology Management
International Economics/Finance
International Health Policy Management
International/Global Studies
Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies
Language/Linguistics
Latin American/Latino Studies
Management of Projects/Programs
Mathematics
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Composition/Theory
Music/Composition/Theory
Music/Musicology
Music/Women's/Gender Studies
Musicology
Near East/Judaic Studies/Jewish Professional Leadership
Near East/Judaic Studies/Women's/Gender Studies
Near Eastern/Judaic Studies
Near Eastern/Judaic Studies/Sociology
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Policy/Womens/Gender Studies
Russian Studies
Secondary Education/Bible
Secondary Education/Biology
Secondary Education/Chemistry
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/History
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Physics
Social Policy
Sociology
Sociology/Social Policy
Sociology/Women's/Gender Studies
Software Engineering
Studio Arts
Sustainable International Development
Sustainable International Development/Womens/Gender Studies
Teaching Chinese at the College Level
Teaching of Hebrew
Theatre Arts
Virtual Management
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

62%

3,614
students

Female
57%
2,046

Male
43%
1,568

Graduate

38%

2,211
students

Female
51%
1,121

Male
49%
1,090

undergraduateFull-time

99%

3,599
students

Female
57%
2,037

Male
43%
1,562

undergraduatePart-time

1%

15
students

Female
60%
9

Male
40%
6

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

32%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Israel
Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jacquie Villa Evanko
Associate Director of International Admissions
781 736-3500
admissions@brandeis.edu

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