About

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College With a Conscience

colleges with a conscienceThe Princeton Review named Brandeis one of "81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement" for its record of having excellent service-learning programs and blending academics with community work.

Overview

Founded
1948

Location
Waltham, Mass., nine miles west of Boston

President
Frederick M. Lawrence

Motto
Truth, Even Unto Its Innermost Parts

Character
Private research university with a liberal arts focus

Campus
235 acres comprising more than 100 academic and residential buildings

Staff
1,150

Faculty
504

Tuition for 2013-14
 $44,380 per year

Room and Board for 2013-14
$12,882 per year (double, 21-meal plan)

Financial Aid
More than $51 million in funded grants and scholarships to undergraduates

Academic Calendar
Two 15-week semesters

Full-time Undergraduate Enrollment
3,599 (as of 2013)

Female-Male Ratio
57 percent to 43 percent

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1

SAT Middle 50 Percent
1280-1410 (combined)

Students in Top 20 Percent of High School Class
89 percent

Acceptance Rate
37 percent

Clubs and Organizations
More than 260

Athletics
19 varsity sports (9 men's, 10 women's)

Colors
Blue and white