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Brandeis University Demographics & Diversity

Waltham, Massachusetts

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Brandeis University are predominantly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has very high racial diversity. 53% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Brandeis University students
Race Percent of Students
White 47%
Black 5%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 13%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 20%
Race Unknown 5%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 43% more female students than male students enrolled at Brandeis University with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Brandeis University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Brandeis University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Brandeis University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,385
Women 3,415

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Brandeis University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 75% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Brandeis University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 25%
Out of State 56%
Foreign 19%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$85,221 per year

19% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
5,800
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1%
Part time Undergrads 0.2%

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


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