A liberal arts-focused private research institution, Brandeis University was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored coeducational institution. With prestigious academic centers like the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, student have the opportunity to engage in interesting research to complement their studies.
A considerable portion of the student body double majors, conducts independent research or studies abroad with one of 200 available programs. This residential campus is a dynamic and diverse learning community known for its vibrant, free thinking intellectual atmosphere. It also happens to offer easy access to Boston and its many cultural attractions.
|Admissions Phone||781 736-3500|
|Codes||SAT: 3092 ACT: 1802 FAFSA: 002133 CSS Profile: 3092|
|Location||Waltham Massachusetts; Large town on the outskirts of Boston|
|College Newspaper||The Justice|
|Enrollment||~3,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Biology, Economics, Computer and Information Sciences|
|Student Life||The Brandeis Student Union is very active and students engage in the 270+ student organizations available, or simply start their own! The school boasts four improv-comedy groups, the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (B.A.D.A.S.S.) which consistently ranks among the best debate teams in the country as well as the Institute for Informal Jewish Education. Students can often be found at Cholmondeley’s coffeehouse or ‘Chums’ in the Usen castle for performances and concerts.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall and Spring; Minimum 3.00 GPA|
|Crossover||Tufts, Cornell, Boston College, Dartmouth|
|Other||Selective (~40% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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