No matter how you measure it, a Brandeis education is a worthwhile investment — one that builds confidence and flexibility, and sets you up for a lifetime of growth.


Our Campus

  • 1948 founded in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 9 miles west of Boston

235

acres of private, suburban campus

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100+

academic and residential buildings


Enrollment

  • 3,688 undergraduates

60.8%

female-identifying

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39.2%

male-identifying

First-Year Student Enrollment*

  • 10,223 applications
  • 34% acceptance rate
  • 747 enrolled
  • 3.84 average GPA
  • 1390-1500 SAT
  • 30-33 ACT

*Fall 2020. Test scores listed are the middle 50%.


Where Our Students Come From

70%

of non-international undergraduates are from out of state

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20%

of all undergraduates are international students

International Students

Undergraduate
  • 20% of students are international
  • 58 countries represented
  • Top 10 non-U.S. countries: China, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan and Indonesia


Faculty and Staff

  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio

549

Faculty

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1,347

Staff


Activities and Recreation

  • 200+ student clubs and organizations

19

Division III Varsity Sports

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#6

The Princeton Review ranks Brandeis #6 for students most engaged in community service.


Affordability

Tuition and Fees

  • $55,340 tuition for 2020-21
  • $9,060 room / $6,830 board 
  • $50,770 is the average need-based award

100%

of calculated financial need met

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Over $71 million

in scholarships and grants awarded each year to undergraduates

Financial Aid Awarded to the Class of 2024

  • 46% received need-based financial assistance
  • Average need-based award ranges from $5,000 to $68,500

Affording Brandeis