Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454-9110
781-736-2000

Brandeis University is a private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1948 as a non-sectarian, coeducational institution sponsored by the Jewish community, Brandeis was established on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named after Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brandeis was ranked 37th among national universities in the United States and 54th globally in the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2019, it was ranked 54th nationally and 85th globally in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings. Brandeis is a member of the Association of American Universities.

The university has an enrollment of approximately 5,900 students, of whom around 2,100 are undergraduates and 3,800 are graduate students. It operates on a semester system. Brandeis offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and nearly 150 graduate programs, as well as a doctorate in social policy.

Brandeis University is highly selective in admissions. For the class of 2022, the university received 19,112 applications and accepted 2,146, an acceptance rate of 11.2%. The median SAT score for incoming freshmen was 1480 out of 1600, and the median ACT score was 33 out of 36. The average high school GPA of incoming freshmen was 3.75.

The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 20. Brandeis offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and nearly 150 graduate programs. The most popular majors for undergraduates are economics, biology, psychology, and political science.

Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The university is also a member of the Association of American Universities.

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian institution. The university is named after Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brandeis is located on a 235-acre (0.95 km2) suburban campus in Waltham, Massachusetts, about 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The campus is adjacent to the Brandeis Woods, a 130-acre (53 ha) nature preserve.

The university has an enrollment of approximately 5,900 students, of whom around 2,100 are undergraduates and 3,800 are graduate students. It operates on a semester system.

Brandeis offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and nearly 150 graduate programs, as well as a doctorate in social policy. The most popular majors for undergraduates are economics, biology, psychology, and political science.

Brandeis University is highly selective in admissions. For the class of 2022, the university received 19,112 applications and accepted 2,146, an acceptance rate of 11.2%. The median SAT score for incoming freshmen was 1480 out of 1600, and the median ACT score was 33 out of 36. The average high school GPA of incoming freshmen was 3.75.

The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average class size of 20.

Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The university is also a member of the Association of American Universities.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.brandeis.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.brandeis.edu/student-financial-services/

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $75,810

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $75,810

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Brandeis University is $276994.83. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Brandeis University. For graduates of Brandeis University, we saw an average early-career income of $64500.00 and mid-career income of $135700.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.