Brandeis

Brandeis University

415 South St, Waltham, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,180
  • Class Notes
    904
  • Textbook Notes
    160
  • Study Guides
    115
  • Currently Enrolled
    275
  • Previously Enrolled
    264

Overview of Brandeis University (Brandeis)

About this school

Brandeis University, founded in 1948, is a private, liberal arts university. It offers the intimacy and faculty engagement of a small liberal arts college and the scope of a world-class research university. An extensive merit scholarship program assists talented students to discover intellectual routes through discussion and research, through established concentrations or interdisciplinary studies, to success in advanced studies in the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. Programs are offered through the Schools of Creative Arts, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Its 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, 10 miles west of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,635
    • Men:1,480 Men (40.7%)
    • Women:2,155 Women (59.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (Brandeis)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Brandeis University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
415 South Street
City, State, Zip
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Phone
(781) 736-3500
Fax
(781) 736-3536
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
34% of 11,721 applicants were admitted
Women
36% of 7,140 applicants were admitted
Men
31% of 4,581 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
858 (21%) of 4,011 admitted students enrolled
Women
530 (21%) of 2,583 admitted students enrolled
Men
328 (23%) of 1,428 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.85
375 And Above
64%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
690 average |650-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
50%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
36%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
10%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
71%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Brandeis)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,537 (75.46%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,906 (21.01%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.41%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (2.11%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Brandeis University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002133
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
550 (65.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
420 (76.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
417 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
394 (94.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$44,761
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 410 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,854
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 365 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,124
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 48 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
120 (14.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,958

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,991 (55.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,716 (86.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,710 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,225 (71.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$43,353
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,657 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,606
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,530 (89.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,560
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 154 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
381 (10.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,333

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,522
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,599

Academics & Instruction (Brandeis)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


358

Part-Time Faculty


196

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,190,556
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
130
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Brandeis University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


82.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


88.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.0%

Programs & Majors (Brandeis)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (69)


  • Anthropology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Distance Education Development
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gender Studies
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Humanities
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Health
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life (Brandeis)

Location & Geography

Population


62,227

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


235 acres

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


75% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


25%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owl
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
squash, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Brandeis University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, waltham group, undergraduate theater collective, student union, student events (programming board), bemco - student emts

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,620

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,635
Women
2,155
Men
1,480

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 16.6% Asian
  • 6.7% Black/African-American
  • 9.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.8% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


20.9% from 54 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,087

Student Resources (Brandeis)