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Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
3,563
Tuition
$44,294
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Honestly, Brandeis is not the most attractive campus. During winter especially, a lot of people let go of themselves and wear leggings or sweats 6/7 days of the week. But there will always be somebody in your field to date. There are a good amount of really attractive girls/guys. There are a lot of quirky and nerdy students; but the good news is that a lot of people here are into that sort of thing! During freshman year, people tend to hook up (unless they coupled off during orientation week). If you are not happy after a while, Boston has thousands of young college students.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone is friendly and people can dress however they want and no one really judges. social life is great and people understand if you can't hang out because of the workload.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Depending on what you are looking for, everyone here is great! This is a school full of very smart and hard working individuals. School work comes first, but everyone knows how to have fun when the work is done.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Generally, people are dressed nicely.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Brandeis isn't particularly known for its looks. Some come to appreciate them whole others don't. But in all seriousness, the people at Brandeis are always nice and outgoing and there is something in this school for everyone who cares to date.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 47th
    Smartest Girls
  • 64th
    Smartest Guys
  • 82nd
    Most Religious Girls
  • 86th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 130th
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shannon Ingram
Hometown
Floral Park, NY
Major
Sociology/Hispanic Studies minor
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The most common advice given when it comes to dating at Brandeis is to lower your standards. Brandeis is a school that prides itself on its unique yet awkward student body. Attractive people and potential partners do exist at Brandeis, but there are very few. Relationships at Brandeis tend to last a long time, so there is not even the hope that attractive couples will break up, which leaves a lot of rather strange and average-looking people without a partner. 

Brandeis students range from being very open in their sex life to not being able to even touch members of the opposite sex for religious reasons. Student Sexuality and Information Services supplies condoms, lube, and other sex related products to students at a heavily discounted price. They have quite a presence on campus. Most students complain about the guys and girls at Brandeis because they look at schools like the University of Indiana or the University of Miami and are disappointed in the comparison to Brandeis.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
57%
Male Undergrads
43%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Condoms can be purchased at the Student Sexuality Information Service office. Other forms of birth control, including the morning after pill, can be purchased and the health center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Parties
  2. Activities/clubs
  3. Classes
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Parties
  2. Dorm rooms
  3. On the Castle Overlook
Social Scene
Although Brandeis students may claim not to have fun, they are still social. It is a very friendly campus. Of course, there is a small number of people who stick to themselves. However, Brandeis students are very friendly and enjoy hanging out together. It is not unusual to see big groups of Brandeis students wherever you go off campus.
Hookups or Relationships?
It sometimes seems that every student at Brandeis is in a serious relationship that started sometime during freshman year. There is a hookup culture, particularly among freshmen and the off-campus frats. The problem is that campus is very smal, so not only will the gossip of a hookup spread like wild fire, there is a guarantee of a future awkward interaction with that person.
Dress Code
Because of the large religious population at Brandeis, many people dress a little more conservatively than what would be expected at a comparable non-religious school. One can clearly pick out Orthodox girls who refuse to show any skin on even the hottest days. Also, the most popular accessory for a guy is a yarmulke. However, the style is pretty generic and average.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 41 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 40 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 42 responses

  • 25% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% None
  • 12% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 55% Get involved in groups/clubs
  • 18% Socialize in your dorms your first couple of years
  • 18% Be yourself
  • 9% Strike up conversations

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Quirky
  • 38% Open-minded
  • 12% Passionate
  • 12% Intelligent

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 7% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 31% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 43% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 19% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 7 responses

  • 38% Activities/clubs
  • 31% Classes
  • 31% Parties
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