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Brandeis University in Waltham, MA Video Review

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Brandeis University is located in the Boston suburb Waltham, Massachusetts. The most popular undergraduate majors are economics, biological sciences, political sciences, psychology and history. Brandeis University offers certificates in addition to bachelors, masters and doctorate degree programs.

Brandeis University, located in the Boston suburb of Waltham, is one of the youngest private research universities, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored university in the country. As a research university and liberal arts college, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of society and enriching the lives of students. Brandeis is ranked #31 among national universities in America's Best Colleges of 2008 report.

Brandeis' interdisciplinary approach to learning prompted an innovative program of learning where undergraduates participate in leadership and research opportunities typically afforded to upperclassmen and graduate students. The university's proximity to a metropolitan area affords students excellent accessibility to internship and research opportunities.

Brandeis awards certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees through its five schools. More than 30 percent of students at Brandeis major in economics, and other popular majors include biological sciences, political science, psychology and history. The university also offers a pre-professional program in medicine, and students enjoy small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of just 8:1.

While fraternities and sororities are prohibited on campus, the university has an active student government and more than 270 student organizations. In addition to eight club and intramural sports, the Brandeis Judges athletic teams compete in 21 varsity sports as a member of the N.C.A.A. Division III.

With a 'most selective' admission policy, Brandeis has an acceptance rate of just 36 percent. Typical incoming students have a grade point average of 3.8 and SAT test scores between 1,260 and 1,460.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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