Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,615

not including housing and food

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $9,060
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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 transferred

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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