Brandeis University

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Established in 1948, Brandeis University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Waltham (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Brandeis University (BU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Jewish religion. Brandeis University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1948
Motto Truth even unto its innermost parts
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 415 South Street
Waltham
02454-9110 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (781) 736 2000
Fax +1 (781) 736 8699

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office PO Box 549110
Waltham 02454-9110
(781) 7363500
800 622 0622

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Jewish Jewish

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Brandeis University's Library
Brandeis University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,019,705 physical volumes, 148,285 physical media, 44,119 digital/electronic medium and 445 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Brandeis University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,950 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1953


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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