415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453
Brandeis University is a private university in MA, founded in 1948 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 3,493, and the graduate enrollment is 1,947. Brandeis University is a hyper-selective school, receiving 10,272 applications and accepting 33.5% of applicants. Brandeis University’s athletics teams compete at the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Additionally, Brandeis University employs 379 full-time instructional staff (94% hold doctorate degrees) and has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Brandeis University will apply through the Common Application. Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application and will also submit an additional supplemental response(s).
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Decision I Application Deadline
Early Decision II Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Character/Personal Qualities - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Class Rank - Very Important
- Extracurricular Activities - Important
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Brandeis University is inclined to give its students the best quality education by providing a serene learning environment that supports learning at all levels. The campus has a suburban setting that spans 235 acres of land, divided into five schools:
- Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Brandeis International Business School
- Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- Rabb Graduate School of Continuing Studies
Brandeis University ranks 42nd among national universities in the 2022 Best College ranking and is considered very selective, accepting only 34% of the total applicants. Average applicants boast an SAT score of between 1350 – 1470 in Math and Critical Reading combined. The university also admits international students into its program; international students from more than ten countries account for 20% of its undergraduate population.
- 76% of students live on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
- Freshmen required to live on campus
Brandeis University campus is safe and secure and offers on-campus accommodation to interested students. About 70% of the total student population lives within the school premises, and all the university facilities are easily accessible from the on-campus dormitories. The university is currently working on more accommodation inside the school campus to benefit from the on-campus housing system.
Life as a Student
Brandeis University offers 43 majors and 46 minors in an academically-packed calendar, but the highlights of the school transcend academic values. The university provides social activity at a very high level with over 200 student organizations, including the very active Brandeis Student Union, the student government body. Other student groups in the university include cultural awareness groups, performing groups, service organizations, religious groups, game clubs, etc. The school also has a TV station known as BTV and a radio station popular called WBRS, which are tasked with handling the school’s publications while also providing entertainment for the students. The university’s athletic team is known as the Brandeis University Judges, and they currently compete in Division III of the NCAA in the University Athletic Association Conference.
Research and Experimental Psychology
Public Policy Analysis
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Health Center
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Brandeis University maintains a strong need-based scholarship and fellowship program for its students.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition - $61,724
- Student Activity Fee - $598
- Room - $9,746
- Board - $7,346
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance - $79,414
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Brandeis University is a non-sectarian private research institution founded in 1948. The school is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, in the New England zone of the United States. Established on the former Middlesex University site, Brandeis University is a Jewish community-sponsored university named after the first Jewish Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis.
Before Brandeis University was founded back in 1948, the land was the location for the former Middlesex University, a medical school in Waltham, Massachusetts. However, the school could not secure accreditation from the American Medical Association and even came close to financial collapse barely two years after the founder, Dr. John Hall Smith, died. However, his son, C. Ruggles Smith, quickly came to the rescue by collaborating with a committee in New York searching for a campus. The committee, headed by Dr. Israel Goldstein, found the 100 acres of land occupied by Middlesex University as a perfect spot to establish a Jewish-sponsored secular university.
Their initial plan for this new school was to build a university close to Boston, where the city’s Jewish population could easily access it. The Middlesex University campus site was perfect for the plan since it was only 14 km away from the state capital itself. The board of trustees of the new institution first elected to name the university after Einstein, who refused the offer, forcing them to change their decision, and name it after Justice Louis Brandeis. The university was formally established in 1948, and Abram L. Sachar was announced as the institution’s first president on April 26th of the same year. But the first freshman class was not enrolled until October 14th, when 107 students were admitted into the university. At this time, there were only eight buildings on its 100-acre campus. Construction of the school’s athletic field began in 1950, after constructing the on-campus dormitories intended to house about 90% of the student population had already kicked off in March of the same year. Today, Brandeis University is a registered member of the Association of American Universities and the Boston Consortium, with an endowment of $1.07 billion as of 2020. The institution’s motto translates to “Trust even unto its innermost parts.”