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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.

Website: www.brandeis.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,639
Undergraduate
Students
(60.6%) 2,205 Women
(39.4%) 1,434 Men
2,162
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
31% of 11,798 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
650-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$76,141
Tuition and Fees
$57,561
Room and Board
$16,080
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$42,102
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,785
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
366
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
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Campus Life

Waltham Population
62,227
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owl
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
17.5% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
10.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
19.9% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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