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).

General Information

Information about undergraduate and graduate programs, physical facilities, and the faculty can be found on the following sites:

Other information about  Brandeis University

Contact Information:

Facts & Data

Student Outcomes

Student Financial Aid

For information about federal student financial aid, grants, scholarships and assistance, visit Student Financial Services or call (781) 736-3700.

Course Catalog Bulletin

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 registrar@brandeis.edu).

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.


Career Services

All career services are available to all students from the day they arrive on campus, throughout their academic careers and beyond. 

Health & Safety 

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:

Student Services

Student Privacy

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

Further information about students privacy rights can be found at the Brandeis University’s Education Records Policy and the University Bulletin

Accreditation

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.