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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate39%

About Brandeis

Brandeis University, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a vibrant and prestigious research university that blends academic excellence with a commitment to social justice. With a diverse and intellectually stimulating environment, Brandeis offers a wide range of programs and majors. Students are encouraged to think critically, engage in rigorous scholarship, and make a positive impact on society. The campus is alive with a myriad of cultural events, clubs, and organizations, fostering a strong sense of community and inclusivity. At Brandeis, students not only receive a top-notch education but also become catalysts for change, embracing the university's motto of "Truth even unto its innermost parts."

Did You Know?

Brandeis University was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored institution. The university was named after Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Brandeis University remains committed to its founding principles of social justice, academic excellence, and inclusivity. It embraces a diverse student body and fosters an environment that encourages dialogue and understanding across different cultures and perspectives. This unique blend of Jewish heritage and dedication to social justice creates a distinct and enriching experience for students at Brandeis University.

Brandeis University is a private, nonprofit university in the suburb of Waltham, Massachusetts. Brandeis was founded in 1948. The university currently enrolls around 5,585 students per year, including 3,698 undergraduates.

Brandeis Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Brandeis. In 2022, Brandeis accepted 39% of applicants. In 2022, 3,908 out of 9,917 total applicants were accepted.

Brandeis University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 39%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 39%

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Brandeis University is located in the town of Waltham, Massachusetts, near Boston.

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College Info

415 South Street Waltham, MA 02454-9110

Campus Setting: Suburban

Brandeis Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Brandeis is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Brandeis is Mar 15.

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Brandeis SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1360 - 1500


Math SAT Range

680 - 780


Reading SAT Range

660 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Brandeis students is 1440. Applicants with SAT scores of 1500 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Brandeis, while applicants with SAT scores between 1360 to 1500 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1360 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Brandeis.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Brandeis is like? There are approximately 5,585 students enrolled at Brandeis, including 3,698 undergraduate students and 1,887 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from MA and 68% percent of students are from other states.


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