Brandeis University

938 reviews
  1. Waltham, MA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Brandeis University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
University Athletic Association
Address
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454

Brandeis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Range
1250-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$26,367/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,311/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,429/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,108/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,514/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,442/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,711Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Quirky
    37%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Intelligent
    20%
  • Open-minded
    17%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.55 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Social Justice
    52%
  • Awk
    16%
  • Do your own thing
    16%
  • Chill
    6%
  • Pursue your interests
    6%
  • Hypocritical
    3%

After Brandeis University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

938 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    334
  • Average
    394
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    28
Classes rigorous but very enlightening.
The professors know every student's name and are available for office hours. Most professors are flexible on deadlines and are very understanding but don't take their kindness for granted because it is still your responsibility to meet their expectations.
There are plenty of study areas on campus not to mention the main library is open 24/7 during finals week! In the main library, each floor holds a different amount of silence: first floor is a social scene, second floor is great for group/individual studies, the basement is absolutely silent! No sneezing allowed!
Because Brandeis is a liberal arts institution, it is common to see students taking courses from various departments. This means registration period is competitive! There is a wait list for most courses so hope someone drops the class to fill in their seat!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 7 2014
There is no Marketing major but you can do a Business major with a Marketing focus. The business department is very competitive so relationships with professors and GPAs are essential.
If you are not satisfied with the courses offered for your major, however, you may contact the IIM office, which is in charge of helping students create their own majors. I have met a few students creating a Marketing major with a focus on communications rather than business.
Brandeis is what you make it, remember that.
The Hiatt Center is amazing because the networking options with alumni and organizations for jobs/internships are endless! They even help you write cover letters and make your resume as professional as possible.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 7 2014
We have a 24-hour gym! Enough said! No, but really, the main gym (Gosman) is very nice too, especially now that the pool has re-opened. There is a large dance/fitness studio, cardio machines (my only suggestion is to add a few more), squash courts, a field house, the pool, weight rooms and more. Yes, there are many sports teams (go Judges!) but honestly, they're a very small portion of student life. Student athletes participate and enjoy themselves, and many students love going to cheer them on, but apart from that, you hardly ever hear (Brandeis) sports discussions on campus. If you love the Boston sports teams, though, you'll be in heaven!
  • College Senior
  • Apr 15 2014