Brandeis University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,340
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$41,222
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.29%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
33.4%
10,223 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,440
89.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
89.2%
762 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 Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (151 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (148 degrees), and General Business (122 degrees).

In 2020, 2,295 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 (965 degrees), 4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (241 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $55,340, which is $26,711 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $55,340, which is $26,711 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,222.

In 2020, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$55,340
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Brandeis University was $55,340. The cost of tuition at Brandeis University is $26,711 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$41,222
2020 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Brandeis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,222. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Brandeis University grew by 10.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,290
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brandeis University was of $14,290 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.15% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Brandeis University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.29%
2018 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Brandeis University was 1.29%, which represents 11 out of the 851 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Brandeis University received 10,223 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 9.87% annual decline. Out of those 10,223 applicants, 3,414 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,440 students enrolled at Brandeis University in 2020, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brandeis University has an overall enrollment yield of 22%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,414
Accepted Out of 10,223

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brandeis University was 33.4% (3,414 admissions from 10,223 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 29.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −9.87%, while admissions grew by 0.678%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
464
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Brandeis University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brandeis University has a total enrollment of 5,440 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 4,847 students and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.5% White, 11.9% Asian, 7.41% Hispanic or Latino, 5.33% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0919% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brandeis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.3%), followed by White Male (18.4%) and Asian Female (9.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.1%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Asian Female (4.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,440 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 4,847 and the part-time enrollment is 593. This means that 89.1% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

90%
2020 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 90%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    2,310
  2. Asian
    645
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    403

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University is 42.5% White, 11.9% Asian, 7.41% Hispanic or Latino, 5.33% Black or African American, 3.33% Two or More Races, 0.147% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0919% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 431 more women than men received degrees from Brandeis University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brandeis University is white (965 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (241 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brandeis University is Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (151 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (148 degrees) and General Business (122 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 (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (172 degrees), and Social Sciences (466 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 (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (172 degrees), Social Sciences (466 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (307 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 (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (172 degrees), Social Sciences (466 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (307 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 (102 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (172 degrees), Social Sciences (466 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (307 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Brandeis University.
Most Common
  1. 151 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 148 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 122 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brandeis University was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 151 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

932
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,363
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 932 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,363).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 0.86 times less than the 143 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 143 degrees were awarded to women at Brandeis University in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.16 times more than the 123 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

80%
100% Completion Time
88%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 80% of students graduating from Brandeis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 88% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 88% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Brandeis University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.97% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    965 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    241 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    147 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brandeis University is white (965 degrees awarded). There were 4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (241 degrees).

3.36% of degree recipients (77 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    564 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    401 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brandeis University is white female (564 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (401 degrees).

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Operations

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $44.9M (4.18%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Brandeis University had a total salary expenditure of $364M. Brandeis University employs 148 Professors, 102 Associate professors, and 85 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brandeis University are Male Professors (93), Female Professors(55), and Male Associate 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 193 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 160 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.07B
2020 Endowment
0.0059%
growth from 2019

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at about $1.07B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Brandeis University grew 0.0059% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $772M 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. $43.1M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Brandeis University received $43.1M 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
2020 Salaries
0.248%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Brandeis University paid a median of $182M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($364M) and a 0.248% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.82% growth from 2018 and a 0.332% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$47M
Instructional Salaries
387
Number of Employees

In 2020, Brandeis University paid a total of $47M to 387 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brandeis University were Professor with 148 employees; Associate professor with 102 employees; and Associate professor with 85 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 193 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 160 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brandeis University was Male Professor with 93 employees, Female Professor with 55 employees, and Male Associate professor with 53 employees.

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

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