Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

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Brandeis University is ranked 31 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 99 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 56%
Applicants who took ACT 32%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+31%
600-69951%
600+82%

SAT Math Score

700+58%
600-69936%
600+94%

ACT Score

30-3674%
24-2925%
24+99%

Students applied11,351
Students admitted3,796
Admission rate33%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,480
Fees$2,077
Room and board$14,906
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$69,463

Cost after need-based aid$32,112
Cost after non-need-based aid$54,263

Average debt at graduation$32,922

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met96%
Average need-based aid$37,351
Average non-need-based aid$15,200

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,608

Full-Time

Men1,521
Women2,070

Part-Time

Men7
Women10

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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