Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,615

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
790
25th
680
75th
35
25th
31
75th
33
25th
27
75th
33
25th
31
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,414
Declined 6,809
Total Received 10,223
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Private

3,985

undergraduate students

2,418

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Brandeis University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,403
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

235-acre, suburban campus in Waltham (population: 62,442), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA
02453-9110

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • As the group advertises, "Like Latex? Like Art? Like Dancing? Like Nudity? Like Friends?" Then join the Liquid Latex performing arts group at Brandeis University! Their annual show features artfully painted (almost) nude students and unique choreography.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
640
75th
790
25th
680
75th
35
25th
31
75th
33
25th
27
75th
33
25th
31

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required of some

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,414
Declined 6,809
Total Received 10,223

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$34,310

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,340
Room $9,060
Board $7,020
Additional fees $2,275
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $74,695
Average Financial Aid - $34,310
Total with Avg. Aid $40,385
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 781 736-3700
F: 781 736-3719
sfs@brandeis.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, cheerleading, equestrian sports, gymnastics, Krav Maga, quidditch, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

archery, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, cheerleading, equestrian sports, gymnastics, Krav Maga, lacrosse, quidditch, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, squash, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballet, ballroom dance, basketball, corn hole, dance company, dance crew, dodgeball, fencing, football, hip hop dance, home run derby, ice skating, Indian dance, indoor soccer, karate/jujitsu, kickball, lacrosse, majorette dance line, mountain climbing, pole dance/fitness, salsa, softball, spikeball, squash, step team, swing dance, tae kwon do, tap dance, tennis, water polo, volleyball, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Artificial Intelligence.
Biochemistry.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Biotechnology.
Business/Commerce, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemistry, General.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Programming, Other.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
Creative Writing.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Development Economics and International Development.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
European Studies/Civilization.
Experimental Psychology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Studies.
German Studies.
Health Policy Analysis.
History, General.
History, Other.
Human/Medical Genetics.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International/Globalization Studies.
Latin American Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Project Management.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,403

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

3,985
students

Female
61%
2,419

Male
39%
1,566

38%

2,418
students

Female
55%
1,324

Male
45%
1,094

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,887
students

Female
61%
2,362

Male
39%
1,525

2%

98
students

Female
58%
57

Male
42%
41

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Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

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