Brandeis University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,340
3.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$37,264
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.39%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
29.9%
11,343 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,825
91.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
88%
722 Graduates

About

Brandeis University is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Brandeis University were General Economics (188 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (135 degrees), and General Business (133 degrees).

In 2019, 2,369 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (995 degrees), 3.83 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (260 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $55,340, which is $26,840 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $55,340, which is $26,840 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $37,264.

In 2019, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,340
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Brandeis University was $55,340. The cost of tuition at Brandeis University is $26,840 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$37,264
2019 Value
6.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Brandeis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $37,264. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Brandeis University grew by 6.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,720
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brandeis University was of $13,720 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.55% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
39%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Brandeis University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.69% with respect to 2018, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.39%
2017 Default Rate
21
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Brandeis University was 2.39%, which represents 21 out of the 878 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Brandeis University received 11,343 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.86% annual decline. Out of those 11,343 applicants, 3,391 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 29.9% acceptance rate.

There were 5,825 students enrolled at Brandeis University in 2019, and 64% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brandeis University has an overall enrollment yield of 25.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

29.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,391
Accepted Out of 11,343

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brandeis University was 29.9% (3,391 admissions from 11,343 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 31.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -3.86%, while admissions declined by -7.73%.

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SAT Scores

64%
Submission Percentage
549
Scores Submitted

64% of enrolled first-time students at Brandeis University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brandeis University has a total enrollment of 5,825 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 5,306 students and the part-time enrollment is 519. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.1% White, 11.1% Asian, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brandeis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Asian Female (9.23%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (18.5%), followed by White Male (14.5%) and Asian Female (3.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

91.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,825 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 5,306 and the part-time enrollment is 519. This means that 91.1% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Brandeis University was 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Brandeis University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,454
  2. Asian
    649
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    405

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University is 42.1% White, 11.1% Asian, 6.95% Hispanic or Latino, 4.74% Black or African American, 3.18% Two or More Races, 0.137% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.103% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 213 students (3.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 445 more women than men received degrees from Brandeis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brandeis University is white (995 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (260 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brandeis University is General Economics (188 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (135 degrees) and General Business (133 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Brandeis University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Cultural & Gender Studies (108 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (201 degrees), and Social Sciences (539 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Physicians (419,950 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (355,831 people), Other managers (332,183 people), Postsecondary teachers (248,132 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (168,431 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (108 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (201 degrees), Social Sciences (539 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), and Biology (291 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (108 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (201 degrees), Social Sciences (539 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), and Biology (291 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (545,029 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (529,606 people), Elementary & secondary schools (486,593 people), Legal services (276,713 people), and Computer Systems Design (271,720 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (108 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (201 degrees), Social Sciences (539 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (30 degrees), and Biology (291 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 188 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 135 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 133 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brandeis University was General Economics with 188 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

962
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,407
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 962 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,407).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 109 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University in General Economics, which is 1.38 times more than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Brandeis University in Health Policy Analysis, which is 7.14 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

83%
100% Completion Time
90%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 83% of students graduating from Brandeis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 90% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brandeis University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.51% of graduates (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    995 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    260 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brandeis University is white (995 degrees awarded). There were 3.83 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (260 degrees).

3.46% of degree recipients (82 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    596 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    399 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    168 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brandeis University is white female (596 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (399 degrees).

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Operations

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.07B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.7M (5.65%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Brandeis University had a total salary expenditure of $354M. Brandeis University employs 147 Professors, 97 Associate professors, and 83 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brandeis University are Male Professors (94), Male Associate professors(55), and Female Professors (53).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 198 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 164 employees, and Research with 164 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.07B
2019 Endowment
2.59%
growth from 2018

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at about $1.07B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Brandeis University grew 2.59% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $763M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $40.2M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Brandeis University received $40.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$182M
2019 Salaries
8.82%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Brandeis University paid a median of $182M in salaries, which represents 51.3% of their overall expenditure ($354M) and a 8.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.332% growth from 2017 and a 4.15% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.2M
Instructional Salaries
379
Number of Employees

In 2019, Brandeis University paid a total of $46.2M to 379 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
147 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
198 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brandeis University were Professor with 147 employees; Associate professor with 97 employees; and Associate professor with 83 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 198 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 164 employees; and Research with 164 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brandeis University was Male Professor with 94 employees, Male Associate professor with 55 employees, and Female Professor with 53 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Brandeis University.

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