Student Consumer Information
Brandeis University is a vibrant and diverse academic community of individuals and programs. The following consumer information is provided to benefit current and prospective student and their parents. Knowledgeable individuals are able to make informed decisions about their role, their actions, and their responsibilities within the community. Included are key items disclosed in accordance with the federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).
Information about undergraduate and graduate programs, physical facilities, and the faculty can be found on the following sites:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Graduate School of Arts and Science
- Brandeis International Business School
- Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies
- University Quick Facts
- Common Data Set
- College Navigator
- Gender Diversity (PDF)
- Ethnic Diversity (PDF)
- 1st Year Retention & 6 Year Graduation Rates (pdf)
- Graduation Rate by Gender & Ethnicity (pdf)
- Graduation Rate of Pell Grant & Stafford Loan Recipients (pdf)
- Degrees Awarded (pdf)
- Further details about student retention can be found in the University’s Common Data Set.
- Tuition and Fees: Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences
- Tuition and Fees: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- Tuition and Fees: Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- Tuition and Fees: International Business School
- Tuition and Fees: Graduate Professional Studies
- Net Price Calculator
- Scholarship Information
- Student Loan Information
- Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Information published by the U.S. Department of Education
- National Student Loan Data System
- Financial Aid Requirements and Deadlines
- Refund Policy
- Code of Conduct
The Brandeis University Bulletin lists course offerings by each department and details institutional policies, academic requirements, and general information regarding the undergraduate and graduate schools at Brandeis University.
The provisional bulletin contains revisions made since the last published Bulletin and provides the draft for the next printed edition. Any questions regarding the Bulletin should be directed to the University Registrar’s office (781-736-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: not all courses listed in the Bulletin are offered in any one semester. See the schedule of classes for classes taught in a particular term.
All career services are available to all students from the day they arrive on campus, throughout their academic careers and beyond.
- Hiatt Career Center (For undergraduate students)
- The Heller School Career Services
- The International Business School Career Services
- The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Career Services
The university’s Student Health Services provides comprehensive health and wellness services to students, including drug and alcohol safety and prevention programs. Other health and safety policies include:
- The Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health Education Program
- Immunization Policies
- Transportation and Escort Service
- Counseling Services
- Public Safety Reports
- Campus Safety policies
- Crime Statistics
- Emergency Procedures
- Disability Services
- Undergraduate Academic Advising
- Student Activities
- Community Living
- Dining Services
- Campus Bookstore
- Health Center
- Academic Integrity
- Computer Policy
- File Sharing
- Student Diversity
The Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects information about students. The law gives students the right to:
- Inspect and review education records
- Seek the amendment of education records
- Consent to certain disclosures of education records
- Obtain a copy of the university’s FERPA policy
- File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions range from elementary schools to collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of the institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity also is addressed through accreditation.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Brandeis University, Mailstop 134, P.O. Box 549110, Waltham, MA 02453-9110.