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About Brandeis University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

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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.

Location & Contact


415 South St


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Phone: 7817362000
Fax: 7817362000
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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. 


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

1st Jan

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SAT Range

1280 - 1500

ACT Range

29 - 33

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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. 

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Professional Studies

The applicants for Graduate Professional Studies need to meet the following Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete and Submit an Application for admission. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is applicable. The application fees can be paid by Credit Card (online) or a Check can be sent to the Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) office.

  • Official Transcripts from an accredited educational institute where the Bachelor’s degree was earned. The transcripts can be sent directly to the Division of Graduation Professional Studies admissions office

  • A Resume.

  • Personal statement about goals.

  • Letter of recommendation from previous educators/employers.

  • English Proficiency needs to be established by Non-Native English Speakers.

  • If the bachelor’s degree was earned outside the United States, Credential Evaluation is required by a recognized evaluation agency like Education Credential Evaluation. Applicants are liable to pay the charges incurred.

Admissions Requirements for Heller School for Social Policy and Management

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management offers Online Executive Master of Business Administration (E-MBA). The program requirements for Executive Master of Business Administration are:

  • Candidates are required to complete 63 credits included in 4 modules.

  • There is no Master’s Thesis required to complete this degree.

  • There is no language requirement.

Admissions Requirements for Rabb School of Continuing Studies

Before applying, candidates are required to take up two graduate courses. A course with less than a grade B, may not be allowed to apply for a degree, in that discipline. Students are allowed to complete a maximum of 12 courses for a 10-course master’s degree and 7 courses for a 5-course graduate degree/certificate. After enrollment, full-time graduate students are allowed to audit by Division of Graduate Professional Studies course without a fee. Auditors are not allowed to take an examination or given credits for the course. Graduate Professional Studies students can audit courses of IBS, GSAS, and Heller.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

International students are students who have previous education outside the United States or the residents of a foreign country.

  • Credential Evaluation of foreign transcripts is required from a recognized evaluation agency like Education Credential Evaluation. Applicants are liable to pay the charges incurred.

  • Official transcripts in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. This can be done by an evaluation agency. The transcripts need to be submitted in both English and Original Transcript.

  • English Proficiency needs to be established by Non-Native English Speakers. This can be done in one of the following ways:

    • Applicants from English speaking countries who have graduated from a non-English institute need to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting the test scores of TOEFL or IELTS. Test scores must be less than five years old.

    • Test Of English as a Foreign Language: Applicants must have a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based test with at least 24 in each section or 600 on the paper-based test with at least 58 on reading and writing, and 4.5 on an essay writing score.

    • International English Language Testing System: Applicants must have a minimum of 7.0 on academic reading and writing.

    • Pearson Test of English Academic: Applicants need to have a minimum score of 68 on Academic English Language Proficiency test.

    • Test scores must be sent directly to the Division of Graduate Professional Studies, using the school code 0253.

    • Exceptions are made for students who have earned the bachelor’s degree from an American University.

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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


60 Graduates

Political Science and Government

58 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

57 Graduates

International/Global Studies

56 Graduates


41 Graduates


36 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

35 Graduates


32 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

29 Graduates


28 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

26 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

25 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

20 Graduates


20 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

19 Graduates

Education, General

17 Graduates


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


9 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

4 Graduates


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.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




47% White

3% Unknown

5% Black

8% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

20% Non Resident alien

14% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 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.

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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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navy and white

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After Graduation

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$0 $100,000



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

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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.

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