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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

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.

Web Sitewww.brandeis.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,608
   Women2,080 (57.6%)
   Men1,528 (42.4%)
Graduate Students2,121

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate33% of 11,351 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.88 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math720 average
660-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading650 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing690 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,428
Tuition and Fees
$51,548
Room and Board
$14,380
Average Percent of Need Met95%
Average Freshman Award$43,340
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$32,922

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
358
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Waltham Population62,227
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 77% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotOwl
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.4% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.1% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students20.6% from 58 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
83.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
53%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.71 4.07 668 671 31
Low 2.60 2.91 510 590 21
High 4.00 4.85 800 770 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Brandeis' chapels are built so that none casts its shadow on another.

• In Brandeis' "Liquid Latex" event, students paint their bodies with latex paint, which is pretty much the only thing covering them.

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