Brandeis, a mid-sized, private university in vibrant, suburban Waltham, Massachusetts just outside of Boston, has an extraordinary story. Just after World War II, at a time when top tier U.S. universities were openly exclusionary, the Jewish community established Brandeis as a non-sectarian university, meaning that it has always welcomed and supported exceptional faculty and students of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Today, Brandeis is animated at its core by a set of values rooted in Jewish history and experience. We revere learning and rigorous academic work of the highest standards. We emphasize critical thinking, encouraging you to question openly and accept nothing without study and reflection. We seek together to apply our talents to make the world a better place. Brandeis is committed to assembling on its campus the most inclusive set of background, experiences, cultures, and religions possible. Indeed, it is one of the few universities in America that has inclusivity as one of its founding principles. At the same time, Brandeis is proud of its Jewish values, a source of ongoing vitality that distinguish is from other important American research universities.
Ranked, since its early history, among the very top institutions around the world, Brandeis offers students direct access to small classes with faculty who, from your very first year, become transformative mentors. For nearly two decades, Brandeis has offered the very best high school students the opportunity to benefit from this extraordinary academic and social atmosphere. At our precollege summer programs, you receive college-level instruction of the highest academic caliber. Through these programs, Brandeis staff and faculty offer an intellectually rigorous experience that will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to take on leadership roles in your area of interest.