Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,440
Total Number of Undergrads
3,493
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
57%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
80%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
43%
56%
Ethnicity

African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
White
64%
Hispanic
6%
Unknown
12%

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
brandeis is known for its academic rigor, so you wlll not be unsatisfied with the courseload.
cristian from bronx, ny
Brandeis has a well-earned reputation that its science disciplines are particularly rigorous. Indeed they are -- however, this derives from the fact that work is mostly fast-paced and independent (textbook readings are a must as will additional, however optional, practice problems). The same applies to all other courses, as well. From German to Natural Nanotechnology, all courses will keep your hands full but will reward you heavily as the learning comes in tremendous amounts. Besides, the professors and other programs here are always more than willing to help you whenever you need to.
Juan from San Luis, AZ
You get what you take at Brandeis. There is a very strong academic presence on campus, and many student work tirelessly throughout each semester, but it is a personal choice. Students often overwhelm themselves with too much on their plate, but regardless of the number of clases you take, each class is challenging in its own way, and teachers will make you work for your grades. After all, you are here to learn.
ManOfLaMancha
To be honest, it depends on the classes that you're taking, but, as a pre-med, I can tell you that the science courses are really intense. Chemistry especially is killer. While the courses are difficult, and you'll likely find yourself struggling to keep up, you'll come out of each and every one of your courses satisfied. How much you get from them depends on the amount of work you put in, but you'll never hear anyone at Brandeis say that they aren't being adequately challenged.
Alexander from North Branford, CT
Brandeis is a school for very ambitious students. You have the option to do up to 3 majors and 3 minors in your undergraduate career, which is a ton. I personally am doing 2 majors and 2 minors, giving me a full plate of academics in addition to my extracurricular activities.
Alexandra from Seattle, WA
Most people either have a double major or multiple minors and constantly take on more than they can handle. But they do it well. Brandeis isn't a place you would go if you want to breeze through college.
Stephanie from Napa, CA
have i not mentioned this yet? brandeis is not an easy school.
Christina from Waltham, MA