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Brandeis University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

33.4%
Admission Difficulty for Brandeis University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Brandeis University? The school has a 33% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,796 out of 11,351 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 exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Brandeis University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1330-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
56%
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 690
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Brandeis University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1510
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Brandeis University typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 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 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. 56 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 >46%
1420 to 1510 Avg + 33%-46%
1330 to 1420 Avg - 22%-33%
1240 to 1330 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1240 Low <15%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Brandeis University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
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. 32 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 >46%
31 to 33 Avg + 33%-46%
29 to 31 Avg - 22%-33%
27 to 29 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 27 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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

Admission Statistics

Brandeis University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,866 4,485 11,351
Accepted 2,312 1,484 3,796
Acceptance Rate 34% 33% 33%
Enrolled 500 341 841
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.