Brandeis University

415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454-9110

About Brandeis University

Brandeis University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in at least half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate3,317
Student Age% Under 2568%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White40.8%
 % Black3.8%
 % Asian7.9%
 % Latino3.8%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown25.7%
 % International student18%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted40%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled28%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT84%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800730 / 800
 SAT Writing620 / 800720 / 800
 SAT Math640 / 800730 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite27 / 3631 / 36
 ACT English27 / 3633
 ACT Writing8 / 1210 / 12
 ACT Math26 / 3632 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$75
 In-State Tuition & Fees$40,289
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$40,289
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid66%
 % Undergraduates with Loans58%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,214
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,214
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,500
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,500
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,340

Neighborhood Data for the Waltham Area

Median Age34
Median Household Income$68,326
Total Population60,209
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.2% 50.8%
 Age 0-947.2%52.8%
 Age 10-1755.1%44.9%
 Age 18-2450.6%49.4%
 Age 25-2950.7%49.3%
 Age 30-3952.2%47.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White74.6%
 % Black6.2%
 % Asian11.3%
 % Latino13.3%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)4.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,214
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,214
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,172
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50028.6%12.8%2.6%
 $500 to $74923.1%5.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99919.8%22.0%5.5%
 Over $100028.4%59.4%88.4%
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