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 six 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 1350 to 1520 on the SAT exam, or 30 to 33 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 3.75 - 3.89. Only 30 percent of applicants are admitted to this school due to the fair number of applicants and the increase competition for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Brandeis University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Brandeis University was reported as 29.9% in Fall 2020 with over 11,300 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

  • ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Brandeis University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 33.4%
  • 2017-2018: 34.2%
  • 2018-2019: 31.1%
  • 2019-2020: 29.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 29.3%

How Does Brandeis University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Brandeis University is ninety percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lasell College83.7%
Bentley University46.7%
Regis College79.3%
Babson College26.4%
Wellesley College21.6%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Brandeis University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 730
Math690 - 790
Total Score1350 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English32 - 35
Math27 - 33
Composite Score30 - 33
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