Tuition & Fees

$53,537

$53,537

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,796
Declined + 7,555
Total Received 11,351
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Private (nonprofit)

3,608

undergraduate students

2,121

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
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
58%
600-699
36%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
51%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
30-36
53%
24-29
44%
18-23
3%
30-36
74%
24-29
25%
18-23
1%
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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 5,729
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: 63,002), 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 02453-9110

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
72%
Top 1/4
94%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
700-800
58%
600-699
36%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
51%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
30-36
53%
24-29
44%
18-23
3%
30-36
74%
24-29
25%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
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 Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,796
Declined + 7,555
Total Received 11,351

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

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

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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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 $3,823,953
State $635,189
Institutional $57,034,523
Other external $2,124,903
Total $63,618,568

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,712,848
Other external $1,720,541
Total $6,433,389

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/Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Ancient Greek/Roman Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Bioinformatics
Biological Physics
Biology
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature/Culture
Computational Linguistics
Computer Science
Conflict Resolution/Coexistance
Creative Writing
Digital Innovation for FinTech
Digital Marketing/Design
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education Studies
Education/Elementary/Secondary/Jewish Day Schools
Education/Teacher Leadership
English
Environmental Studies
European Cultural Studies
Film/Television/Interactive Media
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
Genetic Counseling
German Studies
Global Health Policy/Management
Global Studies
Health/Medical Informatics
Health/Science/Society/Policy
Hispanic Studies
History
Independent Interdisciplinary Major
Information Security Leadership
Instructional Design/Technology
International Economics/Finance
International/Global Studies
Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies
Jewish Professional Leadership
Language/Linguistics
Latin American/Latino Studies
Management of Projects/Programs
Mathematics
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Composition/Theory
Music/Composition/Theory
Musicology
Near Eastern/Judaic Studies
Neuroscience
Nonprofit Management
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Program/Project Management
Psychology
Public Policy
Russian Studies
Social Policy
Sociology
Software Engineering
Strategic Analytics
Studio Art
Sustainable International Development
Teaching Chinese at the College Level
Theatre Arts
User-Centered Design
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Womens/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

63%

3,608
students

Female
58%
2,080

Male
42%
1,528

Graduate

37%

2,121
students

Female
54%
1,150

Male
46%
971

undergraduateFull-time

99%

3,591
students

Female
58%
2,070

Male
42%
1,521

undergraduatePart-time

1%

17
students

Female
59%
10

Male
41%
7

Student Break-down

21%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

22%

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: March 15

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
South 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

Jorge Delgado
Associate Director of International Admissions
delgado@brandeis.edu

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