Brandeis University, founded in 1948, is a private, liberal arts university. It offers the intimacy and faculty engagement of a small liberal arts college and the scope of a world-class research university. An extensive merit scholarship program assists talented students to discover intellectual routes through discussion and research, through established concentrations or interdisciplinary studies, to success in advanced studies in the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. Programs are offered through the Schools of Creative Arts, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. Its 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, 10 miles west of Boston.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,547
Undergraduates
1,416
Men - 39.9%
2,086
Women - 58.8%
1,967
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Regular Admission Deadline
January 3
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
700-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
670-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$80,414
Tuition and Fees
$62,322
Room and Board
$17,092
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$50,631
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,215
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
44%
20-29
15%
30-39
8%
40-49
5%
50-99
6%
Over 100
4%
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Waltham Population
62,069
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Mascot
Owl
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
39.8%
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