3,635
Students
Financial aid thermometer
43,353
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
34
4011/11721
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Brandeis University is a University institution located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
PO Box 549110
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Jennifer Walker
Dean of Admissions
Email: admissions@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-3500
Fax: 781-736-3536

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
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Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,721
Applied
4,011
Accepted
3,635
Enrolled
34%
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Female Admissions

7,140
Females Applied
2,583
Females Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,581
Males Applied
1,428
Males Accepted
31%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
3.85
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 25th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 670 630 710
SAT Math 690 650 760
ACT Composite 31 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,260
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Fees

2,135
Full-time student fees
15,440
Room & board
8,660
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

43,353
Avg. Financial Aid Package
44,761
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
45,456
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,314
Avg. Loan Aid
14,333
Avg. Grant Aid
39,606
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
96%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
72%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,635
Total undergrad students
21%
International Students
71%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.43%
Black or African American 5.31%
White or Caucasian 47.29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.08%
Asian 13.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.17%
Two or more races 3.05%
Other 2.59%

Gender

Male (40.72%)
Female (59.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 75%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Fest, Culture X and Community Break the Fast

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Waltham Group, Undergraduate Theater Collective, Student Union, Student Events (Programming Board) and BEMCo - student EMTs

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

554
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 358
Part-time - 196
Male - 302
Female - 252