Brandeis University

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
59%
41%
student ratio
3,635
total students
Tuition Cost $51,460 | $51,460
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $43,353
January 1
fall application deadline
34%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
690
sat math
670
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
31
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish and Iberian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Health Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

34% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied11,721
    • Accepted4,011
    • Acceptance Rate34%
    • Enrolled3,635
    • Female Applicants7,140
    • Females Accepted2,583
    • Female Acceptance Rate36%
    • Male Applicants4,581
    • Males Accepted1,428
    • Male Acceptance Rate31%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $80
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.85
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 1st February 1st --
    • Transfer April 1st May 25th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 670 630 710
    • SAT Math 690 650 760
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 31 29 33
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$51,460
    • Out-of-state tuition *$51,460
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,077
    • Room and board *$14,906
    • Room only *$8,364
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$43,353
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$44,761
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$45,456
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,314
    • Average Grant Aid:$14,333
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$39,606
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 96%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 72%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,635
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.43%
    • Black or African American5.31%
    • White or Caucasian47.29%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.08%
    • Asian13.15%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.17%
    • Two or more races3.05%
    • Unknown or International Student2.59%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout20.94% representing 54 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students71% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 75%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Waltham Group, Undergraduate Theater Collective, Student Union, Student Events (Programming Board), BEMCo - student EMTs
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty554
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
USA

Jennifer Walker

Dean of Admissions

Phone: 781-736-3500
Fax: 781-736-3536
Email: admissions@brandeis.edu

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