Brandeis University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$49,586

3.95% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,148

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.09%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

33.4%

11,351 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,729

90.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

89.9%

617 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 (145 degrees awarded), General Business (145 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (133 degrees).

In 2016, 2,361 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis University. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,052 degrees), 4.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (239 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $49,586, which is $23,730 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University is $49,586, which is $23,730 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,148.

In 2016, 57% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$49,586

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Brandeis University was $49,586. The cost of tuition at Brandeis University is $23,730 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$32,148

2016 Value

5.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Brandeis University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,148. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Brandeis University grew by 5.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,385

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brandeis University was of $12,385 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 6.12% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Brandeis University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.72% with respect to 2015, when 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.09%

2015 Default Rate

10

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Brandeis University was 1.09%, which represents 10 out of the 917 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 11,351 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.82% annual growth. Out of those 11,351 applicants, 3,796 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 33.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,729 students enrolled at Brandeis University in 2016, and 56% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brandeis University has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

33.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,796

Accepted Out of 11,351

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brandeis University was 33.4% (3,796 admissions from 11,351 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 34%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.82%, while admissions grew by 5.97%.

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SAT Scores

56%

Submission Percentage

472

Scores Submitted

56% of enrolled first-time students at Brandeis University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brandeis University has a total enrollment of 5,729 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 5,199 students and the part-time enrollment is 530. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.7% White, 10.1% Asian, 6.34% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.0873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0349% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Brandeis University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (25.9%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Asian Female (7.71%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (21.5%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Female (2.61%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brandeis University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,729 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University is 5,199 and the part-time enrollment is 530. This means that 90.7% of students enrolled at Brandeis University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%

2016 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 94%. 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

    2,563

  2. Asian

    581

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    363

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University is 44.7% White, 10.1% Asian, 6.34% Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% Black or African American, 2.36% Two or More Races, 0.0873% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0349% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 344 students (6%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 189 more women than men received degrees from Brandeis University. The majority of degree recipients at Brandeis University are white (1,052 degrees awarded). There were 4.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (239 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brandeis University is General Economics (145 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (145 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (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 (130 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (506 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (198 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 & surgeons (417,425 people), Miscellaneous managers (353,133 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (336,747 people), Social workers (255,184 people), and Postsecondary teachers (227,104 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (130 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (506 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (198 degrees), Biology (288 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 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 Public relations specialists, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (130 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (506 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (198 degrees), Biology (288 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Hospitals (600,132 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,170 people), Elementary & secondary schools (450,525 people), Legal services (273,683 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (198,302 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University are Cultural & Gender Studies (130 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (506 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (198 degrees), Biology (288 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (26 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 145 degrees awarded

  2. 145 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brandeis University was General Business with 145 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,086

  2. 1,275

In 2016, 1,086 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University in General Economics, which is 1.9 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Brandeis University in Health Policy Analysis, which is 2.97 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

85%

100% Completion Time

91%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 85% of students graduating from Brandeis University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 91% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 92% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (67.2%).

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, 9.08% of graduates (56 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,052 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    239 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    234 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brandeis University is white (1,052 degrees awarded). There were 4.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (239 degrees).

9.91% of degree recipients (234 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    560 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    492 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    142 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Brandeis University is white female (560 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (492 degrees).

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Operations

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at nearly $915M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $51.5M (5.63%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Brandeis University had a total expenditure of $328M. Of that $328M, they spent $164M on salaries and $328M on benefits.

Brandeis University employs 149 Professors, 93 Associate professors, and 71 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brandeis University are Male Professors (96), Male Associate professors(54), 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 216 employees, Research, with 191 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 169 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$915M

2015 Endowment

6.26%

growth from 2014

Brandeis University has an endowment valued at about $915M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Brandeis University grew 6.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $644M 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. $44.2M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Brandeis University received $44.2M 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

Primary Expenses

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$164M

Salary Expenditure

$328M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Brandeis University had a total expenditure of $328M. Of that $328M, they spent $164M on salaries and $328M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$164M

2015 Salaries

14.1%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Brandeis University paid a median of $164M in salaries, which represents 50% of their overall expenditure ($328M) and a 14.1% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.67% growth from 2013 and a 3.61% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.3M

Instructional Salaries

351

Number of Employees

In 2015, Brandeis University paid a total of $40.3M to 351 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

149 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

216 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brandeis University were Professor with 149 employees; Associate professor with 93 employees; and Associate professor with 71 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 216 employees; Research with 191 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 169 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brandeis University was Male Professor with 96 employees, Male Associate professor with 54 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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