Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

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Brandeis University is ranked 35 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 123 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 62%
Applicants who took ACT 30%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+29%
600-69947%
600+76%

SAT Math Score

700+54%
600-69938%
600+92%

ACT Score

30-3671%
24-2926%
24+97%

Students applied10,528
Students admitted3,582
Admission rate34%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,586
Fees$1,959
Room and board$14,380
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$66,925

Cost after need-based aid$31,127
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,509

Average debt at graduation$30,850

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$35,798
Average non-need-based aid$17,416

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,621

Full-Time

Men1,554
Women2,048

Part-Time

Men9
Women10

Freshmen retained92%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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