Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 5,729
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,886 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

33%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Brandeis University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,351 applications and only 3,796 students were granted admission. Brandeis University is at the #31 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 32% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 56% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1270 to 1480
ACT29 to 33

Application Fee

$80
Undergrad students
$75
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Brandeis University's tuition was $49,586 for all students regardless of residency (85.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$32,148
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$49,586
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$49,586
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 63% of Brandeis University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 16% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,800 (which is 9.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Brandeis University in 2016-2017, was 315, which is 39% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,055 (which is 14.2% below the national average.)

$4,800
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,055
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
63%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Brandeis University has enrolled a total of 5,729 students (5,199 students full-time and 530 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,729 students, 52 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 3,608 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,121 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 426 students for distance studies.

5,729
Total Enrollment
52
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 45%

Non-resident alien: 25%

Asian: 10%

Hispanic: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Brandeis University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 360 180
Social Sciences 8% 159
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 143 97
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 5% 113
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5% 102 0
Psychology 4% 90
Mathematics And Statistics 4% 73
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 70
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 58
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 52

Graduation & Dropout Rates

90%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Brandeis University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
2%
Dropout rate
7%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$40,000
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Brandeis University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $40,000. Last year, out of the total 572 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 526 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 782 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 704 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $40,000 $55,300
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 572 782

Campus Location

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