About Brandeis University
On Campus Housing
Brandeis University is a private-not-for-profit university located at Waltham, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1948 by the Jewish community whose vision was to provide quality higher education irrespective of ethnicity, race, and gender. It is a non-sectarian institution with over 3600 undergraduate students and 2000 graduates students. The university also received a $51 million financial aid till date through grants and scholarships.
There are 527 faculty members and 188 graduate assistants and the student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
It has a total graduation rate of 90%.
There is a total population of 5,729 students which includes 5,199 full-time and 530 part-time students.
The acceptance rate of the university is 33%.
The institutional accreditation is provided by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
Online Education at Brandeis University
The university has a total of 65 online programs across 24 disciplines. It also offers summer classes in a wide range of subjects without the rigidity of a fixed class time.
The majors include Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Business Management, Arts, Literature, Music, Political Science, Behavioral Science, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies, History, Law, Education and many more.
The online Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) program at the university enables students to study at a comfortable pace.
The well designed and easy-to-understand online classrooms are designated to provide the latest syllabus, updated frequently with an updated content of Master's degrees and Professional development courses.
Some student reviews about the university are mentioned here.
Brandeis has rigorous and challenging academic programs.
The professors are passionate about what they are teaching and always take time with students whenever needed.
The proximity to Boston is great and there are free shuttles to the city, where there is always something to do when you want to get away from Waltham and not so great dining hall food.
Academics are often phenomenal with small class sizes and teachers who are devoted to the student's success.
Campus facilities and housing are acceptable and renovations are regularly being made.
Resources are available for everything, from mental health to lab access. The facilities are readily available and encouraged for students.
The community is friendly and welcoming.
Some of the rankings are given below.
The university is ranked at number 97 in the Forbes 'Top Colleges' list.
Forbes also ranks the university at number 75 in the 'Private Colleges' list.
US News ranked the university 35th in the 'National Universities' list.
The university is also ranked 29th in 'Best Value Schools' according to the US News.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$85,221 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university provides financial support to students who need them. These financial aid programs can be used to pay fees and meet other necessities. The eligibility criteria for each financial aid varies and ranges from academic performance and project submission to nationality and citizenship. The financial support schemes are implemented in different forms including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study options.
Eligible students who are interested to get these provisions are required to fill in the FAFSA form. Brandeis University federal school code is 002133. The financial aid programs provided to the students are given below.
Institutional Aids such as Brandeis-Sponsored Merit Scholarship, Stroum family Waltham Scholarship, Brandeis International Business School Scholars, and Edward Fein Scholarship are given.
Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan along with the Federal Work-Study option.
Gilbert Grant is given as State Aid.
Military Aid includes the Yellow Ribbon Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill.