Research & Assessment

Hiatt Reports

1st Destination Data

Interactive data on the classes of 2008-2016

Class of 2017

Post-Graduation Plans

Survey Results

Where are they now?

Top Areas of Employment

Select Employers

Top Degrees Pursued

Select Graduate Schools

Advice for Current Seniors

Brandeis Fast Facts


U.S. News & World Report: 34th

Princeton Review: "100 Best Value Colleges"

Experiential Learning

Average internships before graduations: 3

Students studying abroad: 45%

Student Profile

Total undergraduates: 3,500

Female-to-male ratio: 56:44

Students of color: 21%

International students: 11%


Student-to-faculty ration: 10:1

Classes taught by full-time faculty: 93%

SAT (25th-75th percentile): 1930-2130

First year students in top 25% of high school class: 92%

Class of 2015 Post-Grad Survey

Where are they now?

97% of 2015 Brandeis graduates are employed, attending graduate school, or engaged in other meaningful activities within six months of graduation.

2014 Employment Stats Pie Chart
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Top Areas of Employment

areas of employment

Select Employers

Boston Ballet
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Theaters
Broad Institute
Chicago Public Schools
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dow Jones
Ernst & Young
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Goldman Sachs
GREY New York
Liberty Mutual
Massachusetts General Hospital
McLean Hospital
Merrill Lynch
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Robert Half
Sun Life Financial
Teach for America
United Nations
US Department of Justice

Top Degrees Pursued

professional study

Select Graduate Schools

Brown University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
New York University

Northwestern University
Princeton University
Smith College
Tufts University
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Alumni Advice for Current Students

“Be ambitious, take the initiative to seek help now while the resources are there for you!"

“Enjoy and cherish your time in college.”

“Don’t get frustrated if you can’t find a job right away and don’t give up. It’s never too early to start looking.”

“Enjoy being in the Brandeis bubble for a bit, but don't be afraid of life outside!”

"Go to the Hiatt Career Center early and often!"

“Take your engagement seriously, practice for all interviews well in advance, and get yourself some professional attire before you even start thinking of interviewing."

“Be interested in something and then act on it.”

“Opportunities are for the people who are eager and prepared!”

“It will all work out!”

“It’s never too early to start job searching. Graduation comes out of nowhere.”

“Look for a job early and be creative. Instead of searching by the ‘kind’ of job you’d like to do, reach out to companies, organizations, and even people you’ve admired and see if you can work with them.”