Brandeis University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Waltham, MA, Brandeis University is one of the best universities in the state of Massachusetts. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Brandeis University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Brandeis University.

Brandeis University is ranked #37 among national universities in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, up from #44 in 2020. The university also climbed to #25 among private universities, up from #31 last year. Additionally, Brandeis was ranked among the top 50 “Most Innovative Schools” and one of the “Best Value Schools” for the third consecutive year. The university also earned a place on the “A+ Schools for B Students” list, which recognizes institutions that are committed to providing college access to all students regardless of their GPA or test scores.

Brandeis has also been ranked as one of the top universities in Massachusetts by Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Money Magazine. The university was named a “best buy” by Fiske Guide to Colleges and received high marks for academic excellence by The Princeton Review and Washington Monthly Magazine. Additionally, Brandeis earned a spot on the Military Friendly® School list for its commitment to serving military-affiliated students and families.

Brandeis is internationally recognized as well; it is ranked in the top 500 institutions in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021 and is one of only five Massachusetts schools included on this prestigious list. The university has also been featured prominently on lists such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and QS World University Rankings®.

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Brandeis University

Rankings: Brandeis University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 31
Score: 67
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.5
Graduation and retention ranking: 27
Average freshman retention rate: 94.2%
6-year graduation rate: 90.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 86%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 4
Faculty resources ranking: 29
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 68.7%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 6.6%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 9:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 88.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 28
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1290-1450
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 82%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 94%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 32.4%
Financial resources rank: 47
Alumni giving rank: 20
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 31.8%

Essential Facts: Brandeis University

  • At Brandeis University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average.
  • Brandeis University is considered to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #151 nationwide.
  • Brandeis is academically intense: most undergraduates complete two majors or combine a major with one or more minors, and a number pursue one of our 13 combined Bachelor-Masters degree programs.

Brandeis University History

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 77%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 80%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station, yearbook