Brandeis University is a medium-sized private research university located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The residential campus is a dynamic and diverse learning community known for its vibrant, free-thinking intellectual atmosphere.
The University is named for the late Louis D. Brandeis, the distinguished associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and reflects the values of academic excellence, commitment to social justice, and concern for the world that he personified.

The University enrolls 3,600 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students. U.S. News & World Report has continuously ranked Brandeis University among the most selective national universities. International students comprise close to 20 percent of the student body.

Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation.

Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences.

At Brandeis, you will discover a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Suburban 
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 35%
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/academics/majors.html

Finances

  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid, Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $68,000

Athletics

  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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