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Brandeis University Student Life

Brandeis University is on a 235-acre campus in a suburban setting in Waltham, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Brandeis University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Brandeis University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Brandeis University has a thriving Waltham Group. In fact, more students participate in Waltham Group than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Brandeis University include Undergraduate Theater Collective, Mountain Club, Student Union and BEMCo - student EMTs.

Brandeis University students' favorite campus traditions are Spring Fest, Brandeis Korean Student Association K-Nite and Liquid Latex.

Brandeis University Housing

Brandeis University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Brandeis University students live on campus. In 2021, 69% of undergrads at Brandeis University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 31% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Brandeis University. There are 2,960 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,493 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,800 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Brandeis University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Brandeis University Athletics

At Brandeis University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Brandeis University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Fencing Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Brandeis University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Brandeis University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Brandeis University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Brandeis University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Brandeis University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Brandeis University, take Interstate 95 to Waltham, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Brandeis University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Brandeis University Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

30%

In State

70%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

44%

20%

15%

8%

6%

4%

3%

0.14%

0.11%

Undergraduate Students

3,493

Graduate Students

1,947

Non-Resident / International Students

705

Brandeis University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,440

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

34%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,230

Out-of-State

$57,230

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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