Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Brandeis University is a private institution established in 1948 with suburban located at Waltham. It is ranked 34 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges.It tuition and fees are $5,395. It practices a semester-based academic calander.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.

#34 in National Universities
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1948
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
3,635 Undergraduates


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 of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,395
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,395
Room and Board Fees $15,440
$55,300 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


33% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$80 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.87 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
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$44,761 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$41,854 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $73,335
99% Students with need received Financial Aid
98% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline :January 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Dean's Award
Total Worth $15,000 per year
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria exceptional academic achievement
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $25,000 per year
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria unusual academic potential
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholarships
Total Worth full tuition
Eligibility entering first-year students
Minimum Criteria based on academic achievements
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.
Wien International Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Wien International Scholarship Program provides small number of need-based scholarship and work awards to outstanding students in a worldwide competition.


3,635 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
94% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
90% Students graduate within 6 years