Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB
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NCAA Division III (without football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.55 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
After Brandeis University
- Very Good334
There are some good things about Brandeis and many bad things. Unfortunately, lately there seem to be many more negatives than positives particularly in Computer Science. Firstly, if you are considering going to Brandeis for computer science I urge you to STRONGLY reconsider. In general classes are huge 100+ people and you'll most definitely have undergraduate TA's grading your work. Professors are very inaccessible and will almost always redirect to their under grad TA's before letting you speak to them. Secondly, the course selection is mediocre at best and poor at worst. Absolutely, no coverage of Hardware or Cyber Security at all. Almost all classes are very theoretical too (not a bad thing if you are looking for grad work but not so good if your focus is software engineering). If you are in the Liberal Arts however things are generally much better. In Liberal Arts you do actually get the small classes they brag about. Campus is very 'politically correct' and thus you must tread carefully or may be 'written up'. Despite being interested in Social Justice administration has no problem raising tuition and cutting your fin aid every chance they get. Housing is old and in need of renovation. Dining is very bad and in general getting worse every (see about this in the dining section). Administration uses dining as a chance to soak even more money out of you. Mail room is awful. This may seem minor but imagine all your prime packages getting to you a week after they are delivered. Location is not great but not awful. You are near Boston but it is still a chore to get into. Partying/Greek Life is very bad in general. Frat parties are okay but definitely not good. Sometimes there are good house parties. Altogether not a great school. I would recommend only coming if you plan on majoring in the liberal arts and are a hardcore social justice type.
- College Senior
- 2 months ago
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.
- College Sophomore
- 3 months ago
Brandeis is great academically. The social environment, however, can use some improvement
- College Sophomore
- 5 months ago