Brandeis University GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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Brandeis's Admissions Standards

Brandeis University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Brandeis University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Brandeis University is highly selective. About one in three applicants will get in, and successful applicants will need standardized test scores and high school grades that are significantly above average. Brandeis notes that more than three-quarters of the admitted students were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.

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Brandeis University Admissions Graph

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" range, combined SAT scores of 1250 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 27 or better. Many applicants had impressive 4.0 GPAs.

It's important to recognize that high grades and test scores are not enough to get into Brandeis. In the graph you'll notice quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Brandeis University did not receive an acceptance letter. On the flip side, note that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Brandeis University uses the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The Brandeis admissions folks will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, and they will want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation.

Interviews are optional at Brandeis, but the university strongly recommends them. The interview is a great place to demonstrate interest in Brandeis (a reason to do an optional interview).

SAT and ACT Test Scores

For the students who enrolled in the fall of 2016, 56 percent submitted SAT scores and 32 percent submitted ACT scores. The middle 50 percent for these scores were as follows:

  • SAT Critical Reading: 610 to 710
  • SAT Math: 660 to 770
  • ACT Composite: 29 to 33
  • ACT English: 30 to 35
  • ACT Math: 28 to 33

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