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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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,688
Undergraduates
1,446
Men - 39.2%
2,243
Women - 60.8%
2,137
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
30% of 11,343 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
720 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,515
Tuition and Fees
$59,635
Room and Board
$16,380
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$47,398
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,158
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
379
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
44%
20-29
15%
30-39
8%
40-49
5%
50-99
6%
Over 100
4%
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Boston Population
62,227
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owl
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
17.8%
Black/African-American
6.6%
Hispanic/Latino
10.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
57.2%
Unknown
3%
International Students
19.8% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported