Brandeis University

Quick Facts

Highly ranked private research university


Waltham, MA


Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Science, Economics, Business, Psychology, Computer Science, History, English Literature, Health Policy

Total Students

Undergrad Students



Undergrad Tuition

Room and Board

$55,104 (graduate)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

9 miles

School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, MA. The school is ranked as a top tier university nationwide.  

The school is a rare combination of a liberal arts college and a global research university. As a research university, the school is able to attract leading scholars, scientists and creative artists working at the forefront of their disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. But like a liberal arts college, the school is small enough for students to work directly with faculty at all levels of study, from the introductory to the advanced.

About two-thirds of the university's students are in the College of Arts and Sciences, which is a liberal arts college situated within the research university. Undergraduate courses are taught by the same scientists, scholars, and artists who teach in the graduate programs and make Brandeis a leader in fields as varied as neuroscience, American history, theater arts and English literature. Two-thirds of undergraduate classes have 20 students or fewer, and a culture of intense student-faculty engagement permeates the college. The College of Arts and Sciences offers 43 majors and 46 minors through its departments and interdepartmental programs. Majors include the traditional academic disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts.

Global studies and experiential learning have become important aspects of the undergraduate experience. A new major in international and global studies is among the most popular on campus, and study abroad attracts increasing numbers of students. Internships, research assistantships and other hands-on experiences are available throughout the curriculum.

Brandeis University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 18 doctoral programs and more than 40 master’s and post-baccalaureate programs. The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, founded in 1959, offers graduate programs in healthcare administration, social policy, social work and international development.

The school's attractive 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, MA about 9 miles from Boston.