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Brandeis University Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • history of ideas
  • Latin
  • linguistics/cognitive science

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 6 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in August.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 39% continue immediately.
  • 85% continue within years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 22%
  • Medical School: 16%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 12%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, New York University,
  • Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania.
14% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Coopers & Lybrand, Fidelity Investments, Grey Advertising, Lehman Brothers, Macy's, Merrill Lynch, Teach for America.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Marshall Herscovitz, television producer, co-creator of "thirtysomething"; Thomas Friedman, chief diplomatic correspondent, New York Times; Barbara Dortch, Massachusetts Superior Court judge.