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#381 of 14,131 In the World
#150 of 2,597 In North America
#129 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 88 In Massachusetts
#1 of 2 In Waltham
#72 of 1,669 For Biophysics
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Acceptance rate
39%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$35,147 /y
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
3,591
Graduates
1,967
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
brandeis.edu

Brandeis University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Brandeis University has an acceptance rate of 39% and is among the top 9% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 36% 41%
Applicants 9,796 4,091 5,705
Admissions 3,834 1,472 2,362
Freshmen enrolled full time 943 387 556

2,750 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

380 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
373 or 40%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1370
or below

75% of them
had 1530
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Brandeis University are 1370-1530 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
160 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 31
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Brandeis University are 31-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 2335 (42%)
Nonresident Alien 1410 (25%)
Asian 775 (14%)
Hispanic 417 (8%)
Black or African American 327 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 192 (3%)
Two or more races 87 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 8 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Brandeis University is $35,147 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$35,147/year
Average aid awarded
$29,119
Students receiving aid
84%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $11,623
$30-48K $12,733
$48-75K $18,911
$75-110K $27,016
$110K+ $50,064

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $59,408$53,498
Tuition in-state $59,408$53,498
Tuition out-of-state $59,408$53,498
Fee in-district $598$120
Fee in-state $598$120
Fee out-of-state $598$120

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,950
Combined charge for room and board $16,450
Room charge $9,380
Meal charge $7,070

Brandeis University majors

Brandeis University has granted 878 bachelor's degrees across 42 programs, 859 master's across 44 programs, and 75 doctorate degrees across 18 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Brandeis University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 109 100 2
Financial Mathematics 100
Health Policy Analysis 86 13
Computer Science 62 30 2
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 88
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 86
Management Science 75
Development Economics and International Development 63
Neuroscience 41 13 7
Experimental Psychology 46 10 3
Public Policy Analysis, General 45 14
Business & Commerce, General 40
Applied Mathematics, General 39
International & Globalization Studies 36 1
Political Science and Government, Other 33 3
Project Management 36
Biochemistry 24 6 5
English Language and Literature, General 27 4 3
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 33
Mathematics, General 18 8 6
Anthropology, General 17 9 3
Chemistry, General 15 9 2
History, General 21 3 1
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 23
International Business & Trade & Commerce 21
Environmental Studies 20
Physics, General 8 1 11
Sociology, General 15 4 1
Philosophy 13 6
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology 13 5
Artificial Intelligence 17
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 10 3 3
Education, General 15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 14
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 13
Medical Informatics 13
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 12
Linguistics 12
Secondary Education and Teaching 12
Biotechnology 11
American & United States Studies & Civilization 10
Community Organization and Advocacy 10
Fine & Studio Arts, General 10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 9
Human & Medical Genetics 9
Bioinformatics 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 8
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 7
Computer Programming, Other 6
Music, General 6
African-American & Black Studies 5
Creative Writing 5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 4 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
East Asian Studies 4
Music Theory and Composition 1 3
Women's Studies 2 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Biophysics 2
European Studies & Civilization 2
French Studies 2
Spanish and Iberian Studies 2
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1
Latin American Studies 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 1
Russian Studies 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 878 859 75

Brandeis University has a graduation rate of 88%, which is among the 6% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 88% 86% 89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Brandeis University is a world-class research university with 24,573 scientific papers published and 1,035,467 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biochemistry, Medicine, Genetics, and Psychology.

Publications
24,573
Citations
1,035,467

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
13,402 / 712,098
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,929 / 396,016
Chemistry
11,254 / 621,236
Physics
10,463 / 501,055
Computer Science
9,151 / 470,496
Engineering
8,578 / 400,193
Biochemistry
8,509 / 508,764
Medicine
8,501 / 439,511
Genetics
7,742 / 469,193
Psychology
6,954 / 385,143
Quantum and Particle physics
6,891 / 301,833
Environmental Science
6,804 / 236,610
Philosophy
6,491 / 224,705
Political Science
5,979 / 144,724
Law
5,500 / 139,163
Organic Chemistry
5,345 / 268,369
Sociology
5,117 / 164,040
History
3,954 / 83,810
Materials Science
3,838 / 192,340
Neuroscience
3,794 / 269,024
Geography and Cartography
3,659 / 105,210
Business
3,519 / 119,460
Economics
3,475 / 104,918
Mathematics
3,319 / 124,493
Geology
3,147 / 129,405
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,082 / 144,710
Linguistics
3,005 / 106,159
Psychiatry
2,947 / 172,098
Archaeology
2,803 / 77,464
Statistics
2,479 / 105,213
Art & Design
2,475 / 81,149
Paleontology
2,427 / 104,129
Pathology
2,235 / 112,463
Optical Engineering
2,169 / 102,836
Ecology
2,165 / 85,708
Development Studies
1,765 / 49,765
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,737 / 76,755
Social Psychology
1,713 / 87,360
Biophysics
1,617 / 111,170
Public Health
1,574 / 78,071

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 350 6517
1991 334 6836
1992 371 7917
1993 330 7194
1994 343 8034
1995 361 8832
1996 421 9305
1997 388 10352
1998 394 11623
1999 412 12542
2000 407 13563
2001 515 15133
2002 488 16868
2003 484 17920
2004 530 19145
2005 503 22005
2006 616 24766
2007 531 26259
2008 537 28747
2009 612 31611
2010 656 32987
2011 617 35422
2012 671 39837
2013 694 42437
2014 665 43623
2015 753 46425
2016 715 46081
2017 732 48841
2018 698 47775
2019 809 51028
2020 903 56073
2021 908 64742
2022 730 53307
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Brandeis University alumni

  1. Angela Davis

    Angela Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    women's rights activistteacherpolitical prisonerhuman rights activistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Angela Yvonne Davis is an American Marxist and feminist political activist, philosopher, academic, and author; she is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She writes extensively on class, gender, race, and the U.S. prison system.

  2. Debra Messing

    Debra Messing
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Brandeis University
    1986-1990 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in theater arts
    Occupations
    television producervoice actorfilm producercomedianfilm actor
    Biography

    Debra Lynn Messing is an American actress. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing starred in shortlived television series, Ned and Stacey on Fox (1995–1997), and Prey on ABC (1998). She achieved her breakthrough role as Grace Adler, an interior designer, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–2020), for which she received seven Golden Globe Award nominations and five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, winning once, in 2003.

  3. Abbie Hoffman

    Abbie Hoffman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-1989 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    writerhuman rights activistpeace activistpolitical activistpsychologist
    Biography

    Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies") and was a member of the Chicago Seven. He was also a leading proponent of the Flower Power movement.

  4. Tony Goldwyn

    Tony Goldwyn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producerscreenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Anthony Howard Goldwyn is an American actor, singer, producer, director, and political activist. He made his debut appearing as Darren in the slasher film Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), and had his breakthrough for starring as Carl Bruner in the fantasy thriller film Ghost (1990), which earned him a nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to star as Harold Nixon in the biographical film Nixon (1995), which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, and as Neil Armstrong in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon (1998).

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names BU
Founded 1948
Motto Truth even unto its innermost parts
Colors blue, white
Academic calendar August to May
Total FTE staff 1,618
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 415 South St
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02454-9110
United States
City population 65,000
Phone 7817362000

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