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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
#32

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Brandeis University, located in suburban Waltham, MA, is made up of the College of Arts and Sciences and four graduate schools which have highly ranked programs in English and history. This private institution, founded in 1948, may not have a Greek life but it does offer several student activities including the student-run TV and radio stations. Brandeis also has religious and performance groups, service organizations, and cultural awareness groups. The Brandeis Judges compete with several NCAA Division III teams and are known for their men’s soccer team. Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is a Brandeis graduate.

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Quick Facts


415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

2013-2014 Tuition

$46,106 Tuition and Fees

Students

3588 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
39.1% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1948

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Education, General, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Health Policy Analysis, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, European Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, French Studies, German Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Education, General, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other, Linguistics, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Legal Professions and Studies, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, International/Global Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Health Policy Analysis, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, Other, East Asian Studies, European Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, French Studies, German Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Sculpture, Music, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,588
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,560
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 10
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%
Percent of international undergraduates: 14%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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