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Brandeis University

Waltham, MA
#35

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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

2014-2015 Tuition

$47,833 Tuition and Fees

Students

3614 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
37% 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, Education, Other, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, 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, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Sculpture, Music, General, Business/Commerce, General, History, General, History, Other, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,614
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,597
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 6
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%

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: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship 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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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 2 1
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggravated assault 2 0 0
Burglary 10 3 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 0
Arson 2 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 2 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 2 0 0
Burglary 7 0 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 2 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 N/A N/A
Negligent manslaughter 0 N/A N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 N/A N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 N/A N/A
Robbery 0 N/A N/A
Aggravated assault 0 N/A N/A
Burglary 0 N/A N/A
Motor vehicle theft 0 N/A N/A
Arson 0 N/A N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 N/A N/A
Drug law violations 0 N/A N/A
Liquor law violations 0 N/A N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) 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.