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Brandeis University

931 reviews
  1. Waltham, MA
  2. 4 Year
#85 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Brandeis University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454

Brandeis University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1250-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$26,367/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,311/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,429/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,108/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,514/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,442/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,711Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Intelligent
    20%
  • Open-minded
    20%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Quirky
    35%
  • Weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
9%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Awk
    20%
  • Chill
    10%
  • Do your own thing
    20%
  • Pursue your interests
    5%
  • Social Justice
    45%

After Brandeis University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
58%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

931 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    334
  • Average
    394
  • Poor
    66
  • Terrible
    28
Not an ivy, but its pretty close
  • College Senior
  • 23 days ago
Professors are challenging, many research opportunities, friendly motivating environment
  • College Senior
  • 23 days ago
The value of a degree from Brandeis is high.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago