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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.

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Web Sitewww.brandeis.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,588
   Women2,029 (56.5%)
   Men1,559 (43.5%)
Graduate Students2,220

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate39% of 8,380 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 GPA3.8
SAT Math620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing620-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$61,488
Tuition and Fees
$46,106
Room and Board
$12,882
Average Percent of Need Met95%
Average Freshman Award$37,391
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$27,906

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
370
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Waltham Population59,226
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing96% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotOwl
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.1% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.0% White
11.9% Unknown
International Students14.0% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
85.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
91%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.69 4.07 660 645 647 30
Low 2.50 2.70 500 410 460 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 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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