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Brandeis University

415 South St, Waltham, MA

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Brandeis University is a nonprofit private institution located in Waltham, MA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Brandeis University has an annual student enrollment of over five thousand.

Areas of study offered at Brandeis University include:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Most students accepted to Brandeis University earn an SAT score within the range of 1860 to 2170, or an ACT composite score within the range of 28 to 32. 40% of students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 24 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at brandeis.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $46,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their cost of attendance. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $7,200 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Brandeis University "Judges" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, admission forms, programs, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.brandeis.edu/.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Brandeis University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to Brandeis University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading600 - 710
SAT ® Math630 - 740
SAT ® Writing630 - 720
SAT ® Total Score1860 - 2170

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English28 - 33
ACT ® Math26 - 32
ACT ® Composite Score28 - 32

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances of getting into Brandeis University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,566 (40%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled858 (24%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Brandeis University is about 5,600, with undergraduate students making up about 59% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $42,000-$51,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships60%$27,680
Receiving Student Loans55%$6,093

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 0.5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Brandeis University may offer student services like:

  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Brandeis University has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years88%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Social Sciences

  • Economics (B)
  • Development Economics and International Development (M)
  • International Economics (D, M)
  • Political Science and Government (B, D, M)
  • Sociology (B, D, M)
  • Anthropology (B, D, M)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

  • Health Policy Analysis (B, M)
  • Public Policy (D, M)
  • Community Organization and Advocacy (M)
  • Public Administration and Social Service (M)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B, M)
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (M)
  • Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis (M)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)


Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (C, M)
  • Computer Information Technology Services Administration and Management (C, M)
  • Computer Science (B, C, M)
  • Computer and Information Systems Security (M)


  • History (B, D, M)
  • American History (D, M)

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies (B, D, M)
  • East Asian Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • French Studies (B)
  • European Civilization Studies (B)
  • Russian Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • German Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B, C)
  • Art History (B)
  • Acting (M)
  • Drama (B)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (D, M)
  • Music (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (M)
  • Film Studies (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (D, M)


Health and Clinical Professions

  • Genetic Counseling (M)
  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medical Studies (C)

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Linguistics (B, M)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B, M)
  • Comparative Literature (B)
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature

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