The Best & Worst

Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
3,563
Tuition
$44,294
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Academics
  2. 2
    Being close to Boston
  3. 3
    Free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
  4. 4
    If you keep kosher, the food is amazing.
  5. 5
    The people are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet.
  6. 6
    The professors are top in their fields.
  7. 7
    There's almost no Greek scene.
  8. 8
    We get two spring breaks!
  9. 9
    We have a castle on campus.
  10. 10
    You can join whatever activity you want.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
64% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
55% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
81% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
58% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
64% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 47/53 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
96% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 61% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-52% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    "Brandeis Tuesdays"
  2. 2
    It is really expensive.
  3. 3
    It rains all the time, and the campus floods.
  4. 4
    It sometimes gets bitterly cold.
  5. 5
    Parking is a mess.
  6. 6
    The party scene is sometimes lacking.
  7. 7
    Some of the dorms are old and in need of renovations.
  8. 8
    The students aren't very attractive.
  9. 9
    No football team
  10. 10
    Lack of student support for sports teams
  11. 11
    If you don't keep kosher, the food is terrible.
  12. 12
    Classes are hard.

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $44,294, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,812.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,256.
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