Brandeis University

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Brandeis University can be found in Waltham, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around five thousand students are enrolled at Brandeis University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score within the range of 1850 to 2190 on the SAT exam, or 28 to 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Brandeis University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.89. Approximately 40 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Brandeis University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 24 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Brandeis University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Brandeis University was reported as 37.0% in Fall 2013 with over 9,500 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1850 - 2190
  • ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Brandeis University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Brandeis University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Brandeis University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 32.4%
  • 2010-2011: 40.4%
  • 2011-2012: 40.0%
  • 2012-2013: 39.1%
  • 2013-2014: 37.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 38.2%

How Does Brandeis University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Brandeis University is fifty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lasell College76.1%
Bentley University43.8%
Regis College72.4%
Babson College28.2%
Wellesley College29.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Brandeis University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 710
Math630 - 760
Writing620 - 720
Total Score1850 - 2190
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math27 - 34
Composite Score28 - 32
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