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IPEDS ID: 165015
OPE ID: 00213300
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Brandeis University
415 South St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9110
General information:  (781) 736-2000
Website:  www.brandeis.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,945 (3,729 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
10%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty535225
Instructional353196
Research and public service18229
Total graduate assistants-221
Instructional-119
Research-102
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$41,860$44,294$45,856$47,5583.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,056$12,256$12,714$13,1923.8%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,056$12,256$12,714$13,1923.8%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,416$3,350$3,350$3,330-0.6%
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$56,416$59,050$61,070$63,2503.6%
Off Campus$56,416$59,050$61,070$63,2503.6%
Off Campus with Family$46,276$48,644$50,206$51,8883.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Tuition$45,000
Fees$80
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid154265%————
Grant or scholarship aid47857%$16,555,561$34,635
Federal grants17921%$973,945$5,441
Pell grants17921%$782,278$4,370
Other federal grants17721%$191,667$1,083
State/local government grant or scholarships405%$102,514$2,563
Institutional grants or scholarships47757%$15,479,102$32,451
Student loan aid42751%$3,020,693$7,074
Federal student loans41950%$2,350,826$5,611
Other student loans445%$669,867$15,224
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,08858%$65,486,639$31,363
Pell grants71920%$3,137,429$4,364
Federal student loans1,82951%$13,212,164$7,224
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$22,973$26,952$26,367
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$12,754$13,644$13,311
$30,001 – $48,000$14,112$15,115$13,429
$48,001 – $75,000$17,623$21,158$20,108
$75,001 – $110,000$25,450$26,358$26,514
$110,001 and more$41,528$44,725$43,442
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment5,945
Undergraduate enrollment3,729
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment60
Graduate enrollment2,216
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 13%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 18%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 20%
Out-of-state: 56%
Foreign countries: 24%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 83%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,0044,0175,987
Percent admitted35%39%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%24%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT60170%
ACT22126%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading590710
SAT Math660770
SAT Writing640710
ACT Composite2933
ACT English2934
ACT Math2833
ACT Writing810
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 93%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 91%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 86%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 91%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 91%
Female: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 80%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
White: 97%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 79%
Non-resident alien: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2---
American/United States Studies/Civilization22---
East Asian Studies13---
European Studies/Civilization5---
French Studies2---
German Studies2---
Latin American Studies1---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1364-
Russian Studies2---
Spanish and Iberian Studies7---
Women's Studies23--
Category total7194-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry1543-
Bioinformatics-2d-1d
Biology/Biological Sciences, General90---
Biophysics003-
Biotechnology-6--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-226-
Neuroscience37116-
Category total14245d181d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-4d--
Business/Commerce, General32---
Finance, General-64--
International Business/Trade/Commerce-46--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-45--
Project Management-36d-2d
Category total32195d-2d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-18d-0
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-7d-1d
Computer Science24341-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-16d-1d
Category total2475d12d
Education
Education, General6---
Elementary Education and Teaching-14--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-7--
Secondary Education and Teaching-6--
Category total627--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing1---
English Language and Literature, General2277-
Category total2377-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General48--
Comparative Literature1---
Hebrew Language and Literature1---
Linguistics1210--
Category total1818--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-11--
Medical Informatics-9d-0
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies---7
Category total-20d-7
History
American History (United States)-16-
History, General3540-
History, Other--1-
Category total3557-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-4--
Category total-4--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1446-
Category total1446-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies408--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-17--
Category total4625--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies15---
Category total15---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy229--
Category total229--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General976-
Physics, General1057-
Category total191213-
Psychology
Psychology, General65115-
Category total65115-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-8--
Health Policy Analysis6529--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-1--
Public Policy Analysis, General-3610-
Category total657410-
Social Sciences
Anthropology2268-
Development Economics and International Development-73--
Economics, General87---
International Economics-914-
Political Science and Government, Other4306-
Sociology2863-
Category total18017621-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting-10--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation9---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General14---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies14---
Fine/Studio Arts, General13--3
Music Theory and Composition-63-
Music, General60--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-92-
Category total562553
Grand total8337419715
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 12
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 24
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $36,369
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $8,030
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
All Track Combined6450
Baseball33
Basketball1718
Fencing1518
Soccer3631
Softball18
Swimming87
Tennis1412
Volleyball12
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1953 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2112
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault000
Burglary335
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible2012
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary034
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.4%2.4%2.1%
Number in default211814
Number in repayment851748652
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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