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Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandeis University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Brandeis University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
34.2%
Admission Difficulty for Brandeis University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Brandeis University and can I get accepted? The school has a 34% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,011 out of 11,721 applicants were admitted making Brandeis University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Brandeis University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Brandeis University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1340-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
44%
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1340
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1510
Average SAT Score 1430

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Brandeis University?

Brandeis University typically requires applicants to be in the top 9 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Brandeis University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >47%
1425 to 1510 Avg + 34%-47%
1340 to 1425 Avg - 23%-34%
1255 to 1340 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 1255 Low <15%
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Brandeis University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Brandeis University?

Admission data indicates that Brandeis University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brandeis University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Brandeis University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >47%
31 to 33 Avg + 34%-47%
29 to 31 Avg - 23%-34%
27 to 29 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 27 Low <15%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.87
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Brandeis University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Brandeis University was 3.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Brandeis University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Brandeis University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 28% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of Brandeis University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Brandeis University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 65%
Top 25% of class 89%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Brandeis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,140 4,581 11,721
Accepted 2,583 1,428 4,011
Acceptance Rate 36% 31% 34%
Enrolled 530 328 858
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brandeis University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Brandeis University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Brandeis University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165015 IPEDS survey data for Brandeis University.