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Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
Brandeis University sign credit: Kenneth C. Zirkel
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,591 Undergraduates
33% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Brandeis University
415 South St
Waltham, Massachusetts
02454-9110
(781) 736-2000
www.brandeis.edu/

Brandeis University is a private research university located in Waltham, Massachusetts, and one of the top 40 schools in the nation. In 1948, members of the American Jewish community established the university, and named the school after the first Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Louis Dembitz Brandeis. The school sits on 235 acres, and its motto is “Truth even unto its innermost parts” or the simple “Emet,” or “Truth,” in Hebrew. Brandeis biology professors Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey Hall won Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine. Notable alumni include co-creators of “Friends” David Crane and Marta Kauffman, comedian Myq Kaplan, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro and Pulitzer Prize winner/The New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman. Brandeis’ mascot is Ollie the Owl, its colors are blue and white and its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division III, UAA and ECAC. Varsity sports offered at the school include men’s baseball, basketball, tennis and outdoor track, and women’s basketball, cross country, fencing and indoor track. There are seven buildings on the Brandeis campus named “Shapiro,” the school has an actual castle and its Quidditch team won the 2014 Southern New England Quidditch Conference.

Location

Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, and was an early center for the labor movement as well as a major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. The original home of the Boston Manufacturing Company, the city was a prototype for 19th century industrial city planning, spawning what became known as the Waltham-Lowell system of labor and production. The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

76

restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

100%

Live On Campus

52

New Transfer Students

Admissions
33%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

1270-1480

SAT Range

11,351

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$32,148

Typical Cost

$53,537

Average Tuition

63%

Recieve Financial Aid

97%

Have Loans

$26,209

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

12

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

100

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

9

Faculty Awards

11

National Academy Members

102

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 260 to choose from

Greek Life:

Not important, only 11 on campus and many students do not take part

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

University Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

University Athletic Association

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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