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Brandeis University - SAT Scores, Costs and Financial Aid

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Brandeis University

Brandeis University

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Brandeis University

Brandeis University

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Brandeis University Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,808 (3,588 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,856
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,714
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $61,070

Brandeis University Financial Aid (2010 - 11):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,423
    • Loans: $5,737

Scholarships for Brandeis (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

American Studies, Biology, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Brandeis University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.brandeis.edu/about/mission.html

"Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others. In a world of challenging social and technological transformations, Brandeis remains a center of open inquiry and teaching, cherishing its independence from any doctrine or government. It strives to reflect the heterogeneity of the United States and of the world community whose ideas and concerns it shares. In the belief that the most important learning derives from the personal encounter and joint work of teacher and students, Brandeis encourages undergraduates and postgraduates to participate with distinguished faculty in research, scholarship and artistic activities. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression. The university that carries the name of the justice who stood for the rights of individuals must be distinguished by academic excellence, by truth pursued wherever it may lead and by awareness of the power and responsibilities that come with knowledge."

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