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 and 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 and 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 , the Student Data Collection Notice, and the University Bulletin

Accreditation

Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which 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 is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Additional information about accreditation, including documentation of Brandeis University's most recent re-accreditation can be found on the Brandeis website at www.brandeis.edu/reaccreditation. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the Office of the Provost at Brandeis University, Mailstop 134, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453-2728, or by email at provost@brandeis.edu.

Information is also available on the website of the New England Commission of Higher Education at https://www.neche.org, and individuals may contact the Commission at 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514; by phone at 781-425-7785; or by email at info@neche.org.