Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Brandeis University is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, about 9 miles from downtown Boston. Students can easily access the city through the commuter rail, subway, or free campus shuttle. Brandeis has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is consistently ranked highly in U.S. News and World Report. Established in 1948, Brandeis' academic achievements are remarkable for a university so young. Brandeis University takes pride in its Pulitzer Prize winning alumni and faculty, its 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and its successes in Division III athletics.
Most Popular Majors
American Studies, Biology, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Total Students: 5327
Total Grad Students: 1986
Undergraduate Students: 3341
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
415 South St
Waltham Massachusetts 2454
Main Phone: 781-736-2000
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimum GPA requirement. However, competitive transfer applicants typically have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade for any course receiving transfer credit is C-.
Students may transfer a maximum of 64 credits (four full-time semesters) to Brandeis. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 16 courses in a minimum of four full-time fall or spring semesters at Brandeis.
Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer candidates are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, though it is recommended.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
A letter of recommendation from an academic professor is required. The College Official's Report from ALL colleges/universities you have attended as a degree-seeking student is required.
An essay or personal statement is required.
There is a $55 application fee.
A Mid-Term Report is required for all students currently enrolled in college courses.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 447
Transfers Accepted: 207
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 46%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 40%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 6%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 1500
Room and Board: 12056
Tuition and Fees: 41860
Total Cost: 56416
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
Brandeis meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students, including international students.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5393
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 58%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 57%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010