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Brandeis University is located on a suburban campus just a short distance from the city of Boston. Although it is a small university, it has a large population of international students.

Key Facts


  • #40 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2020
  • #33 in Best Value Schools
  • #87 in Business Programs

Year founded

  • 1948

School type

  • Private (non-profit)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 3,639

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 2,162

Student-faculty ratio

  • 10:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 34%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1358 / ACT 31

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.9

International student population

  • 21%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.92 (average)

Employment/ job placement rate

  • 48% full time (2016 – 2017)

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $52,900

Popular majors

  • Economics, Biology, Business, Psychology, Health Policy Analysis

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $61,098
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Brandeis International Business School, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, The Rabb School.

  • 241 student clubs and organizations
  • Over 40 undergraduate majors and degree programs
  • 48 graduate programs
  • Famous alumni include Deborah Bial, education strategist, founder and president Posse Foundation (MacArthur Fellow); Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize Winner and NY Times Columnist
Kings alumni at Brandeis University

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