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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are great and really knowledgable about their respective fields.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from Brandeis is high.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Brandeis has a very safe campus. Theft is also generally not an issue. You can leave your laptop and bag at the library while you leave for an hour and still come back to find it untouched.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was lucky enough to have one of the best resident halls this past year. The rooms were a good size and small kitchen areas and lounges were located a few on each floor.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not recognized by Brandeis. However, a few sororities and frats do exist.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a football team, but we have a great men's soccer team.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would chose Brandeis again for sure. I love the smaller size of the school because its easy to get around campus quickly. The teachers are great, the food isn't bad, and the students and teachers are very open-minded and kind. The location is also perfect because its easy to get into Waltham and Boston on the weekends.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Brandeis is a great place if you want to make real friendships. No one judges you for the quirks you may have, and everyone is very accepting. If I could do it over again I would choose Brandeis 100%.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't used a lot of the career services at school yet but I hear that they're pretty helpful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Expensive and some dorms need renovating but I barely spend any time in my dorm room. I usually just go to the dorm if I want to sleep or chill for a bit.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They're not officially recognized by the school which sucks a little bit, but they're still there and fun to party at.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm on the swim team and they just redid the pool a few months ago so no complaints there. I haven't used the cardio rooms located in my dorm but I hear they're ok too.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Brandeis is a great school, despite its quirks and its quirky people, it's home! Don't worry about the class being 45% Jewish, you barely notice after a while. Parties are good, especially if you're an athlete. Boston is a great area so life couldn't get much better!

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.

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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.

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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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