Tuition & Fees

$55,040

$55,040

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
50%
600-699
38%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
51%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
35%
18-23
3%
30-36
71%
24-29
27%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,011
Declined + 7,710
Total Received 11,721
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Private (nonprofit)

3,635

undergraduate students

2,087

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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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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,722
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
400-499
2%
700-800
50%
600-699
38%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
700-800
43%
600-699
51%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
30-36
74%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
62%
24-29
35%
18-23
3%
30-36
71%
24-29
27%
18-23
2%

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

34%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,011
Declined + 7,710
Total Received 11,721

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

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,353

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,260
Room $8,660
Board $6,600
Additional fees $1,780
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $71,300
Average Financial Aid - $43,353
Total with Avg. Aid $27,947
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 1

Other
January 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Sherri Melissa Avery
Director of Financial Aid and Student Employment
savery@brandeis.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Gymnastics, Karate, Krav Maga, Quidditch, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Boxing, Brazilian Jujitsu, Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Gymnastics, Karate, Krav Maga, Lacrosse, Quidditch, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Akido, Argentine Tango, Badminton, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Baseball, Basketball, Belly Dance, Billiards, Dance Company, Dance Crew, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Israeli Folk Dance, Majorette Dance Line, Mountain Climbing, Pole Dance/fitness, Rock Climbing, Salsa, Skydiving, Soccer, Step Team, Swimming, Swing Dance, Tae Kwon Do, Tap Dance, Tennis, Water Polo, Volleyball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Jim Zotz (men's)
Acting Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
University Athletic Association
Mascot
Judges
School colors
navy and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African/Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Ancient Greek/Roman Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Biophysics
Biological Physics
Biology
Biotechnology
Business
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Comparative Humanities
Comparative Literature
Computational Linguistics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
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
French/Francophone Studies
Genetic Counseling
German Studies
Global Studies
Health/Science/Society/Policy
Hispanic Studies
History
Independent Interdisciplinary Major
International/Global Studies
Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies
Language/Linguistics
Latin American/Latino Studies
Mathematics
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Music Composition/Theory
Music/Composition/Theory
Musicology
Near Eastern/Judaic Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Russian Studies
Sociology
Studio Art
Teaching Chinese at the College Level
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Acting
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Womens/Gender/Sexuality 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

5,722

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

3,635
students

Female
59%
2,155

Male
41%
1,480

36%

2,087
students

Female
57%
1,185

Male
43%
902

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,620
students

Female
60%
2,144

Male
40%
1,476

1%

15
students

Female
74%
11

Male
26%
4

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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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

31%

Transfer applicants accepted

24%

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

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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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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