Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$59,635

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
48%
600-699
46%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
73%
600-699
21%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,391
Declined 7,952
Total Received 11,343
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Private

3,688

undergraduate students

2,137

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,825
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham
02453-9110

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Waltham Group
  • Undergraduate Theater Collective
  • Mountain Club
  • Student Union
  • BEMCo - student EMTs

Top Events

  • Spring Fest
  • Brandeis Korean Student Association K-Nite
  • Liquid Latex

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
48%
600-699
46%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
73%
600-699
21%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
30-36
86%
24-29
12%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.84

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,391
Declined 7,952
Total Received 11,343

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 67
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Fencing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Squash, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Squash, Table tennis

Club Sports Men

Archery, Cheerleading, Crew, Equestrian sports, Gymnastics, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Archery, Cheerleading, Crew, Equestrian sports, Gymnastics, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Experimental Psychology
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Studies
German Studies
Health Policy Analysis
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

5,825

total students

30%

in-state

70%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

3,688
students

Female
61%
2,244

Male
39%
1,444

37%

2,137
students

Female
55%
1,174

Male
45%
963

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

3,673
students

Female
61%
2,237

Male
39%
1,436

1%

15
students

Female
47%
7

Male
53%
8

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 81%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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

41

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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