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Reviews 913 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Brandeis is an overall safe campus but sexual assault as a general societal issue is still an issue on this campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some places on campus are really nice and comfy (Ridgewood, Grad, Village) whereas others, I would hate to live there (Rosie, Mods, some places in North or Massell Quad)

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Brandeis University does not recognize Greek life

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a space for any student in Brandeis athletics. If you like to swim, dance, play sports or just workout, you could feel comfortable at Brandeis

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Brandeis is great academically. The social environment, however, can use some improvement

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like Brandeis it is just not as accommodating to athletes. It's a very safe school and academics are top-notch, and at the end of the day my education is most important.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Almost all of the upperclassmen I know have internships. I feel as though you can say you go to Brandeis and you'll have a chance to get an internship.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are blue lights everywhere and the police patrol campus throughout the night.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My building was just renovated so it was nice living there. But other buildings are kind of gross. It's rough.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is not even associated with the university. It is small and barely worth joining.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm a varsity athlete at Brandeis, and I feel that some sports are put before others based on success and records. The university is not overly concerned with athletes and it is evident during times like over spring break when we have no place to eat because everything is shut down.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Brandeis is the first place I feel accepted for having goals, it's great. Everyone is so friendly and we all share such pride for being Judges.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's not huge, but good thing it's not crazy in that everyone is wasted.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frat parties at ADPhi are the best, clean frat house.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Teachers are very professional and knowledgeable in their field.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of international students, but people tend to cluster with their own race.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You smell weed everywhere, but it's like that at all universities.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Brandeis Police barely do anything, but nothing dangerous ever really happens on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think Brandeis is what you make of it. You have to try to make friends but if you do that, your experience here will be great.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Brandeis could definitely improve on the alumni network and relations in terms of helping students get internships.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing buildings are very old, unless you live in village or ridgewood.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is not a huge greek life, as technically the fraternities and sororities aren't affiliated with the school. Nevertheless, they have great events, and so many people are in it, it might as well be Brandeis approved.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is not a lot of school spirit, as shown at the empty bleachers during basketball games, but that is also probably because we are division III in everything except fencing, which is division I.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of people complain about how small Brandeis is, how awkward the people are, but I think if you actually sit down and reflect on the campus and the community, it's actually not that bad. I love my friends here, and the small tight-knit community Brandeis has going on.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is okay at Brandeis. Only guaranteed for the first couple years, but there are plenty of apartments around Waltham for cheap rent, and there is a facebook page for sublets that makes it easy to get affordable housing off campus

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It may seem like a lot of Brandeis students really hate their school, but deep down, most know they would not be happy anywhere else. Some students seem to be bitter when they first get to Brandeis because they are either here since it made financial sense or because Brandeis was not their first choice. After a little time to get adjusted, that bitterness soon subsides. You must work to have a positive experience at Brandeis, more so than at a lot of other colleges. There are many opportunities out there, but you need to be willing to put forth the effort to get the most out of them. If you sit in your room and do nothing, you will get nothing out of your experience. Students are very studious, but they are also very involved, so the best way to meet people and have fun is to join clubs and be active in them.

There is a stigma attached to Brandeis of not being a school that knows how to party, and certainly there are schools that do it better. The administration and faculty here sometimes seem to have the position that the cheapest way to do it is the best way. Parking, religious influence, and a shortage of “hot” students may be the other things that people complain about, but there are many ways to get around these and have a good time; Brandeis students find a way to do just that. Many students come in and have no clue what to expect, and many of them leave with memories that will last them a lifetime. Brandeis students are diverse, though awkward, in addition to being friendly and welcoming, more so than at schools with a “hotter” or “cooler” student body. The academics are starting to reach the level of the top schools in the country—Brandeis continues to be ranked among the top 30 schools in the nation in many academic polls. The University is constantly changing and improving, sometimes radically, which should inspire many new students to apply.

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