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Brandeis University Admission Requirements

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Brandeis University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
29.9%
Admission Difficulty for Brandeis University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Brandeis University and can I get accepted? The school has a 30% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,391 out of 11,343 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 8 percent. Brandeis University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Brandeis University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1350-1520
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 790
SAT Composite 75th 1520
Average SAT Score 1440

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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 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 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 1260. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1440 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Brandeis University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1520 and Above Good >42%
1435 to 1520 Avg + 30%-42%
1350 to 1435 Avg - 20%-30%
1265 to 1350 Reach 13%-20%
Less than 1265 Low <13%
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Brandeis University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brandeis University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 + 30%-47%
30 to 31 Avg - 23%-30%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-23%
Less than 29 Low <17%
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Brandeis University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Brandeis University?

Applicants require 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 #10 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Brandeis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,677 4,666 11,343
Accepted 2,130 1,261 3,391
Acceptance Rate 32% 27% 30%
Enrolled 523 340 863
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brandeis University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Brandeis University prefer SAT or ACT?

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Brandeis University. 32% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Brandeis University?

30% of those who apply are granted admission to Brandeis University. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Brandeis University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1350 and 1520. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Brandeis University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 32% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.