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Brandeis University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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.

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 fixed class time. The majors include STEM-based majors, commerce majors such as Accounting and Business Management, art majors such as Political Science and Philosophy and a few others. 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 updated content of Master's degrees and professional development courses.


The following are some highlights of Brandeis University regarding numerous aspects of their services, or traits of the university itself, that we were able to derive from numerous student reviews:

  • 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.

Location & Contact




415 South St


Brandeis University has been ranked by numerous outlets, including US News & World Report, Washington Monthly and even the National Research Council.

  • According to The Princeton Review, out of 380 colleges in the U.S., Brandeis University was ranked 1st for student engagement in 2015. It also ranked 1st in Waltham.

  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance claims that the university goes up to the 34th position for Best Values in Private Universities category in 2016.

  • The National Research Council puts it in the 2nd position in the Top National Universities for Doctoral Programs in Neuroscience and Neurobiology.

  • The Financial Arts news outlet ranks it 1st for its Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance Program.

  • Brandeis University has a world rank of 500, which puts it among the top 3% best universities in the world.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Jan

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1280 - 1500



  • ACT Range

    29 - 33

  • High School GPA


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  • Accept Common App


Brandeis University Admission Process

Brandeis University Admissions

Brandeis University accepts applications for admission from Freshmen, Transfer students, Continuing Education students and International Students. The applicants need to meet the listed admission requirements, according to their category. The Admissions requirements vary in each case. The application for admission is available on the Official Website of Brandeis University, it is available online at the Brandeis University's Office of Admission. All students applying to Brandeis University are required to have adequate courses in preparation for Brandeis including a minimum four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of lab sciences, three years of social sciences and two to three years of a foreign language.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Total One Year Cost


The net price of Brandeis University is about $39,735. The average annual cost for tuition fees is about $53,260 and the average cost for the book supplies is about $1,000.

Other fees inside the campus amount to $2,135, the cost for room and housing expenses is about $15,440.

Miscellaneous expenses include an amount of $1,500 that needs to be paid by the student which in total makes the annual cost of the University amount to $73,335.

Take a look at the Tuitions section for more information on what Brandeis University.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


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Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


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Most Popular Majors:

  • Economics

    157 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    147 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    123 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    116 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    111 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    83 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    62 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    60 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    111 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    83 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    62 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    60 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    58 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    57 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    56 Graduates

  • History

    41 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    36 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    35 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    32 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    29 Graduates

  • Sociology

    28 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    26 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    25 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    20 Graduates

  • Physics

    20 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    19 Graduates

  • Education, General

    17 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    17 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    15 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    12 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    9 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    9 Graduates

  • Music

    9 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    4 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

99% / 1%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












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American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


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Economic Diversity

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 Life


The students can reside on campus and 99% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,780/year.

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School Colors

navy and white

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Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Cross Country



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Cross Country




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Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $16,080 per year for living on campus. Brandeis University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at BU costs around $6,780 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

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After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$23,250 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$241 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


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> $110K


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Brandeis 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.

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