Brandeis University (165015)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$61,724
3.9% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$45,565
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.646%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
39.4%
9,917 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,581
92.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
87.3%
731 Graduates

About

Brandeis University (165015) is a higher education institution located in Middlesex County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Brandeis University (165015) were General Biological Sciences (154 degrees awarded), General Business (127 degrees), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (125 degrees).

In 2022, 2,187 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Brandeis University (165015). 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (978 degrees), 3.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (320 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University (165015) is $61,724, which is $31,574 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Brandeis University (165015) is $61,724, which is $31,574 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $45,565.

In 2022, 63% of undergraduate students attending Brandeis University (165015) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$61,724
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Brandeis University (165015) was $61,724. The cost of tuition at Brandeis University (165015) is $31,574 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$45,565
2022 Value
29.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Brandeis University (165015) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $45,565. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Brandeis University (165015) grew by 29.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,135
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Brandeis University (165015) was of $14,135 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Brandeis University (165015) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 24.1% with respect to 2021, when 83% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.646%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Brandeis University (165015) was 0.646%, which represents 5 out of the 774 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 (165015) received 9,917 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.24% annual growth. Out of those 9,917 applicants, 3,908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.4% acceptance rate.

There were 5,581 students enrolled at Brandeis University (165015) in 2022. 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Brandeis University (165015) has an overall enrollment yield of 25.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

39.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,908
Accepted Out of 9,917

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Brandeis University (165015) was 39.4% (3,908 admissions from 9,917 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 39.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.24%, while admissions grew by 1.93%..

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage (2022)
381
Scores Submitted (2022)

39% of enrolled first-time students at Brandeis University (165015) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Brandeis University (165015) had a total enrollment of 5,581 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University (165015) is 5,145 students and the part-time enrollment is 436. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Brandeis University (165015) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University (165015), both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.9% White, 13.7% Asian, 7.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.54% Black or African American, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.0717% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0538% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Brandeis University (165015) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.4%), followed by White Male (18%) and Asian Female (10.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.4%), followed by White Male (13%) and Asian Female (4.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Brandeis University (165015) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,581 students. The full-time enrollment at Brandeis University (165015) is 5,145 and the part-time enrollment is 436. This means that 92.2% of students enrolled at Brandeis University (165015) are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2022 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 (165015) was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Brandeis University (165015) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,225 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    767 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    402 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Brandeis University (165015) is 39.9% White, 13.7% Asian, 7.2% Hispanic or Latino, 5.54% Black or African American, 2.42% Two or More Races, 0.0717% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0538% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 160 students (2.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 435 more women than men received degrees from Brandeis University (165015). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Brandeis University (165015) is white (978 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (320 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Brandeis University (165015) is General Biological Sciences (154 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (127 degrees) and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (125 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Brandeis University (165015), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (258 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (112 degrees), and Social Sciences (333 degrees).

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 (165015) are Physicians (425,776 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (379,491 people), Other managers (361,950 people), Postsecondary teachers (260,686 people), and Social workers, all other (212,146 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University (165015) in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (258 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (112 degrees), Social Sciences (333 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (299 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Brandeis University (165015) are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University (165015) are Public Administration and Social Service (258 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (112 degrees), Social Sciences (333 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (299 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (165015) are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (609,400 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (573,381 people), Elementary & secondary schools (562,883 people), Legal services (300,971 people), and Computer Systems Design (292,731 people).

The most specialized majors at Brandeis University (165015) are Public Administration and Social Service (258 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (112 degrees), Social Sciences (333 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), and Biology (299 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Brandeis University (165015).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 154 degrees awarded
  2. 127 degrees awarded
  3. 125 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Brandeis University (165015) was General Biological Sciences with 154 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

876
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,311
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 876 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University (165015), which is 0.668 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,311).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University (165015) in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics, which is 1.1 times more than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Brandeis University (165015) in Health Policy Analysis, which is 3.77 times more than the 35 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

82%
100% Completion Time
89%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 82% of students graduating from Brandeis University (165015) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 89% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 90% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Brandeis University (165015) is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.65% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    978 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    320 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    151 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Brandeis University (165015) is white (978 degrees awarded). There were 3.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (320 degrees).

2.47% of degree recipients (54 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    566 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    412 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Brandeis University (165015) is white female (566 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (412 degrees).

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Operations

Brandeis University (165015) has an endowment valued at nearly $1.21B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.85%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Brandeis University (165015) had a total salary expenditure of 386M. Brandeis University (165015) employs 145 Professors, 102 Associate professors and 90 Assistant professors. Most academics at Brandeis University (165015) are Male Professor (85), Female Professor (60), and Male Associate professor (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University (165015) are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 187 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 162 employees, and Research with 154 employees.

Endowment

$1.21B
2022 Endowment
6.29%
decline from 2021

Brandeis University (165015) has an endowment valued at about $1.21B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Brandeis University (165015) declined 6.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $832M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$191M
2022 Salaries
3.1%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Brandeis University (165015) paid a median of $191M in salaries, which represents 49.4% of their overall expenditure ($386M) and a 3.1% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$51.5M
Instructional Salaries
401
Number of Employees

In 2022, Brandeis University (165015) paid a total of $51.5M to 401 employees working as instructors, which represents 27% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Brandeis University (165015) were Professor with 145 employees, Associate professor with 102 employees, and Assistant professor with 90 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Brandeis University (165015) were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 187 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science with 162 employees, and Research with 154 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Brandeis University (165015) was Male Professor with 85 employees, Female Professor with 60 employees, and Male Associate professor with 51 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Brandeis University (165015).

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