Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
4-year Private university

Overview

Brandeis University is a private institution established in 1948 with suburban located at Waltham. It is ranked 60 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges.It tuition and fees are $62,722. It practices a semester-based academic calendar. Brandeis is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences and four graduate schools. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers highly ranked programs in English and history, and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management is notable for its programs in social policy, health policy and management, and international development. Nearly 50 percent of students participate in study abroad programs offered in about 70 countries around the world.

#60 in National Universities
Setting
Suburban
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1948
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
3,687 Undergraduates

Learning

10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$82,518
Cost of Attendance
$28,730
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,395
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,395
Room and Board Fees $17,092
$45,085 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

39% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$80 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Recommended
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Native language is English or, Applicants , for four or more years, have attended a high school where the primary language of instruction is English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Decision Deadline
Jan
01
Early Decision II Deadline
Jan
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Mar
15
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Jan
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$54,163 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$51,368 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $82,518
41% Students with need received Financial Aid
67% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline :January 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Available
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 to $24,000
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria academically outstanding students
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000 to $24,000
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria academically outstanding students
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Provost Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000 to $24,000
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria academically outstanding students
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Stroum Family Waltham Scholarship
Total Worth Varies
Details This scholarship is awarded to four top graduating seniors from Waltham High School in Massachusetts.There is no application for this scholarship beyond the admission application and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.The amount of this scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters of study at Brandeis.
Giumette Academic Achievement Award
Total Worth $5,000 per semester
Details The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding scholarship and academic achievement as evidenced by grades, faculty recommendations, and personal accomplishment. A maximum of five awards in the amount of $5,000 per semester will be conferred for the junior and senior years. Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff.

Students

3,687 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
94% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
82% Students graduate within 6 years