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
3,493
Undergraduates
1,398
Men - 40%
2,096
Women - 60%
1,947
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
34% of 10,272 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.84 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
724 average
680-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
677 average
640-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$74,120
Tuition and Fees
$57,230
Room and Board
$15,890
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$47,398
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,158
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
379
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
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Owl
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
18.7%
Black/African-American
6.9%
Hispanic/Latino
10.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
54.8%
Unknown
4%
International Students
20.2%
First-Year Students Returning
89.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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