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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
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  5,800 (3,639 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral 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
14%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty506213
Instructional363176
Research and public service14337
Total graduate assistants-178
Instructional-74
Research-104
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$51,570$53,537$55,395$57,5613.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,224$14,906$15,440$16,0804.1%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,330$11,594$12,000$12,5004.2%
Other$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,370$3,360$3,370$3,300-2.1%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$68,294$70,943$73,335$76,1413.8%
Off Campus$65,400$67,631$69,895$72,5613.8%
Off Campus with Family$55,940$57,897$59,765$61,8613.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2019-2020
Tuition$51,940
Fees$120
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
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 aid158268%————
Grant or scholarship aid53162%$16,506,220$31,085
Federal grants13816%$854,001$6,188
Pell grants13616%$655,765$4,822
Other federal grants13616%$198,236$1,458
State/local government grant or scholarships384%$135,917$3,577
Institutional grants or scholarships52962%$15,516,302$29,331
Student loan aid37343%$2,771,852$7,431
Federal student loans36543%$2,038,975$5,586
Other student loans405%$732,877$18,322
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,145$75,563,882$35,228
Pell grants636$3,048,144$4,793
Federal student loans1,504$9,675,418$6,433
  • 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.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$32,148$32,714$39,735
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$13,395$12,955$17,062
$30,001 – $48,000$14,673$15,851$20,205
$48,001 – $75,000$26,730$21,793$23,232
$75,001 – $110,000$28,411$29,826$33,580
$110,001 and more$48,839$47,972$53,731
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment5,800
Undergraduate enrollment3,639
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment34
Graduate enrollment2,161
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 46%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 20%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 25%
Out-of-state: 56%
Foreign countries: 19%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 76%
Part-time: 24%
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: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants11,7984,6177,181
Percent admitted31%29%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%25%24%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
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 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT61469%
ACT28932%
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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630720
SAT Math650780
ACT Composite2933
ACT English3035
ACT Math2833
  • Brandeis has a test-flexible policy and no longer requires that citizens and permanent residents of the US or Canada submit SAT or ACT scores for the purposes of admission. Eligible applicants can choose one of the following three submission options: Option 1: Submit SAT or ACT Option 2: Submit a combination of three SAT Subject Tests and/or AP tests (or IB exams) Option 3: One graded analytical paper from 11th or 12th grade and a second academic Teacher Evaluation
  • Brandeis has a test-flexible policy and no longer requires that citizens and permanent residents of the US or Canada submit SAT or ACT scores for the purposes of admission. Eligible applicants can choose one of the following three submission options: Option 1: Submit SAT or ACT Option 2: Submit a combination of three SAT Subject Tests and/or AP tests (or IB exams) Option 3: One graded analytical paper from 11th or 12th grade and a second academic Teacher Evaluation
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: 92%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
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, 95 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 88%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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 2010]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 90%
8-year: 91%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
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: 86%
Female: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 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:
Asian: 93%
Black or African American: 82%
Hispanic/Latino: 81%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 79%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 85%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 87%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 92%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 80%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 96%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 2%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
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 Studies10---
American/United States Studies/Civilization7---
East Asian Studies3---
European Studies/Civilization1---
French Studies2---
German Studies0---
Latin American Studies5---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies733-
Russian Studies0---
Spanish and Iberian Studies3---
Women's Studies124--
Category total5073-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry1766-
Bioinformatics-7d--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General83---
Biophysics2---
Biotechnology-7--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-136-
Human/Medical Genetics-10--
Neuroscience36237-
Category total13866d19-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General37---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-15--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-92--
Project Management-31d--
Category total37138d--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence-17--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-8d--
Computer Programming, Other-11d--
Computer Science66214-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other-22d-0d
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-26d--
Category total66105d40d
Education
Education, General9---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17--
Elementary Education and Teaching-7--
Foreign Language Teacher Education-7--
Secondary Education and Teaching-14--
Category total945--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2---
English Language and Literature, General1934-
Category total2134-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General211--
Comparative Literature1---
Linguistics9---
Category total1211--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Medical Informatics-12d--
Category total-12d--
History
American History (United States)--0-
History, General1042-
History, Other--0-
Category total1042-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-2--
Category total-2--
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics-112--
Mathematics, General3642-
Category total361162-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies3710--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution-39--
Category total4149--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies11---
Category total11---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy811--
Category total811--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1737-
Physics, General1426-
Category total31513-
Psychology
Experimental Psychology68182-
Category total68182-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy05--
Health Policy Analysis7318--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-0--
Public Policy Analysis, General-3516-
Category total735816-
Social Sciences
Anthropology2062-
Development Economics and International Development-74--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-1253-
Economics, General144---
Political Science and Government, Other4111-
Sociology2022-
Category total2252088-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies11---
Fine/Studio Arts, General5---
Music Theory and Composition-41-
Music, General30--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-03-
Category total4344-
Grand total879862770
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 13
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 14
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: $34,579
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,086
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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined10277
Baseball35
Basketball1218
Fencing2615
Soccer3029
Softball17
Swimming and Diving2219
Tennis119
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1953)06/30/2027
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/120810.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1662
d. Fondling225
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary635
j. Motor vehicle theft010
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence110
b. Dating violence1012
c. Stalking012
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations010
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations1025960
c. Liquor law violations188210119
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape1552
d. Fondling025
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary033
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence0011
c. Stalking011
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations945958
c. Liquor law violations169210117
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate2.1%1.0%1.2%
Number in default211011
Number in repayment957917883
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)