Brandeis University Overview
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Brandeis University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Brandeis since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
- The 2% student loan default rate at Brandeis is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Brandeis is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Brandeis bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $57,900 a year. That's about 42% more than their peers at other schools.
- It takes the average Brandeis student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Brandeis University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, Brandeis is ranked #341 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Brandeis has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Brandeis.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Brandeis has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Brandeis University?
Contact details for Brandeis are given below.
|Address:||415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454-9110|
How Do I Get Into Brandeis?
You can apply to Brandeis online at: www.brandeis.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
Admission Requirements for Brandeis
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Brandeis?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 31%, and the acceptance rate for women is 36%.
Average Test Scores
About 44% of students accepted to Brandeis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 650 and 760.
Can I Afford Brandeis University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Brandeis, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,431 a year. That adds up to $29,724 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Brandeis is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Brandeis University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,137 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,673 full-time undergraduates at Brandeis, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brandeis University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||194|
|Hispanic or Latino||304|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Brandeis University. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 101 countries are represented at Brandeis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Brandeis University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Brandeis has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 45th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Brandeis
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brandeis University was 0.7%. This is the #1,986 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Brandeis regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Brandeis majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||29%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|Computer Software & Applications||8%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Brandeis ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Brandeis.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Biomathematics & Bioinformatics||#8|
|Other Computer & Information Sciences||#14|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#28|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||#50|
|Computer Software & Applications||#65|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#384|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Brandeis University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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