Brandeis University
Waltham, MA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
30%
Acceptance Rate
11,343
Students Applied
25%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
33
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2022
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2022
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$80
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
67
25%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1434
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
690
75th
790
Reading
25th
660
75th
730
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
59
Top 25%
85
Top 50%
97

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 781-736-3500
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
i would research the university through the website, youtube videos, and campus visits. you will only know if brandeis is for you after you visit it.
cristian from bronx, ny
Make sure that you study everything you possibly can in high school. Brandeis is a place that seeks active participation in academics in their applicants and making sure to take those classes that challenge you will clearly give you an advantage. Also make sure to volunteer and do extracurricular activities. There is so much to do on campus and there is something for everyone (even I was a skeptic about this and now I can't find the time to be involved in everything I seek to join!). Learning to balance your time and effort early in high school will certainly impress the Admissions Office and also allow you to balance yourself once here.
Juan from San Luis, AZ
Brandeis has a very flexible faculty that will help you pursue your goals, even if you don't know what they may be right now. You can follow your interests and dreams through a multitude of majors, but also fill in any holes with the almost ridiculous amount of clubs. Close to Boston, it is easy to get off campus for some fun, but you and also always find something to do at school, whether it be a play,an a capella performance, comedy troupes, guest speakers, or special showings of movies before they get released in theaters.
ManOfLaMancha
Visit the campus and take a tour, definitely, but don't be discouraged by the way it looks on the surface. I really didn't want to go when I first started looking, but after talking to some of the students and sitting in on a couple of lectures, I was sold. Oh, and bring quarters; doing laundry is the worst.
Alexander from North Branford, CT
Brandeis is a wonderful school for students interested in gaining the perspective of other bright minds. It is the perfect size for me, because it is a big, small school with 3200 undergraduates. It is quite a liberal university in terms of social political policy. Overall, Brandeis students are involved with Academics and are almost always dedicated to extracurriculars.
Audrey from Littleton, CO
If you get accepted, check out the Course Evaluation Guide before signing up for classes. And don't be afraid to shop classes for the first couple weeks before deciding which ones you really want to take.
Abigail from Verona, NJ
Visit the campus! It's important to get a feel for the place, and there's no better way to do that then visiting - for a full day and night, if you can. Interacting with current students, sitting in on a couple classes, and navigating the campus yourself is the best way to tell whether Brandeis is a good fit for you.
Rachel
Get in touch with current Brandeis students and talk to them about their Brandeis experience. What are their likes? Dislikes? What is one thing they would want to change about Brandeis?
Alexandra from Seattle, WA
If you're looking for a place that'll challenge you academically while staying true to a smaller sized college, Brandeis is a good place for you. It isn't necessarily a party school and it lacks the exciting flare of a Boston college, but it makes up for it in wonderful students who are all enthusiastic about being there and wanting to make a difference.
Stephanie from Napa, CA
don't come expecting brandeis to be easy, especially since it isn't an ivy league and many students use it as a back up for ivy league schools - brandeis is very much ahead of its time. come to brandeis with an open mind and a tough exterior because this school will really help shape you.
Christina from Waltham, MA