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Campus & Student Life at Brandeis University

Home to about 3,493 undergraduates in 2020, Brandeis is a private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Brandeis offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Brandeis can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Brandeis Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Brandeis Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 14.0% of the student population at Brandeis. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Brandeis Disability Services.

Brandeis for the Military

While not a "service academy", Brandeis does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Brandeis Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Brandeis for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Brandeis University

Brandeis offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Brandeis University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Brandeis University

There were 3,493 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,465 (99.2%). Part-time attendance was 28 (0.8%).


Brandeis University is Ranked #136 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Brandeis receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Brandeis #136 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Brandeis University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Brandeis by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Brandeis Diversity Guide.

Brandeis University Competes in the NCAA

Brandeis has a total of 227 student athletes, 120 men and 107 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,387,951
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,387,951

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Brandeis University Athletics

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