Brandeis is on a 235-acre campus in the suburban setting of Waltham, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for Brandeis students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Brandeis does not have fraternities or sororities.
Brandeis has the Waltham Group. In fact, more students participate in the Waltham Group than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Brandeis include Undergraduate Theater Collective, Mountain Club, Student Union and Brandeis Football (Soccer) Club.
Brandeis students' favorite campus events are Spring Fest, Culture X and 24 Hour Musical.
This table offers information on housing at Brandeis.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||69%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,960|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,800|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||31%|
Brandeis offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Brandeis students live on campus. In 2022, 69% of undergrads at Brandeis lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 31% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Brandeis. There are 2,960 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,591 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 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 offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Brandeis 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 university, funding, and competition 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:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
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 campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Brandeis 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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Brandeis, take Interstate 95 to Waltham, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
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