Brandeis University

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Brandeis University

Brandeis University

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location students adm. int’l. fresh grad GPA ACT SAT TOEFL
Waltham, MA 3,591 39% 20% 92% 89% 4.0 32 1415 100

Brandeis University is a private institution that was founded in 1948. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts just nine miles west of Boston, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 235 acres. Students are guaranteed housing for their first four semesters. In addition to student-run TV and radio stations, Brandeis has religious and performance groups, service organizations, cultural awareness groups, performance groups and more. The Shapiro Campus Center serves as a hub of student activity on campus, housing a theater, bookstore, cafe, library, meeting rooms and a student art gallery.


Brandeis is academically intense: most undergraduates complete two majors or combine a major with one or more minors, and a number pursue one of our 13 combined Bachelor-Master’s degree programs. Students average three internships before graduation. The student-faculty ratio at Brandeis University is 10:1, and the school has 57.2% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. Popular majors include Economics, Biology/Biological Sciences, Business/Commerce, Experimental Psychology, and Computer Science

Special Highlights

Hiatt Career Center. The Hiatt Career Center assists students and alumni in developing the skills to transform their unique backgrounds, liberal arts education and experiential learning into meaningful professional futures and relationships. Hiatt engages employers, colleagues, parents and families and the greater Brandeis community to achieve this mission.

Health, Wellness and Life Skills. How do you balance academic, work, family, social and professional commitments? How do you navigate difficult situations, or stay safe in potentially dangerous ones? Health, Wellness and Life Skills is part of the Brandeis Core; this program helps you build confidence and resiliency, manage challenges and develop a solid foundation of general life skills. Stress management, financial literacy and drug and alcohol education are among the numerous courses that will help you build skills for physical, mental and spiritual health.

School Mission & Unique Qualities

In its thirteenth year, Brandeis earned Phi Beta Kappa recognition, the youngest institution ever to do so. Brandeis offers a distinctive model: the personal attention and flexibility of a liberal arts college with the depth and opportunity of a research institution. Brandeis enrolls students drawn from all parts of the nation and the world and from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. A faculty of tremendous scholarly distinction is equally committed to education – every faculty member teaches.

Student Reviews…

“I love my time at Brandeis! As a STEM student there are so many opportunities. All of my professors explained difficult concepts and worked directly with students. I saw people from all different backgrounds interact so naturally and enthusiastically with each other.”