Brandeis University: Ranking & Review

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Waltham Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 175 500
Top 3%

Brandeis University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate34%31%36%
Applicants11,7214,5817,140
Admissions4,0111,4282,583
Enrolled undergraduates858328530
Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,7212,3813,340

449 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

382 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $80. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores376
Percent of students submitting SAT scores44%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
670
Math
705

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores378
Percent of students submitting ACT scores44%
ACT Composite
31
ACT English
31
ACT Math
31

Brandeis University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,943 $70,943
Off-campus $67,631 $67,631
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,906 and other expenses per full academic year.

Brandeis University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,792 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $51,460 $51,460
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,722 $1,722
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,608 $1,608
Tuition for Full-time graduates $48,720 $48,720
Fees for full-time graduates $88 $88
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,522 $1,522

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Social Sciences 188 207 8 403
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 175 49 18 242
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42 161 203
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 86 75 15 176
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 59 107 2 168
Psychology 78 13 7 98
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 42 39 81
Mathematics and Statistics 20 37 5 62
Education 12 49 61
Visual and Performing Arts 51 2 6 59
Physical Sciences 35 8 13 56
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 40 11 3 54
History 23 8 4 35
English Language and Literature & Letters 22 3 5 30
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 9 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 3 13
Natural Resources and Conservation 13 13
Health Professions and Related Programs 11 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7 7
Grand Total904799861,789

A total of 904 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Brandeis University.

At the master's and doctor's level 885 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate90%87%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

General info

Alternative namesBU
Founded1948
MottoTruth even unto its innermost parts
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,638
Instructional FTE417
Research FTE184
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.brandeis.edu
Address415 South St
Waltham, Massachusetts, 02454-9110
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone7817362000
Fax+1 (781) 736 8699

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