About Brandeis

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Ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the list’s inception, Brandeis combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. For students, this means unsurpassed access — both in and out of the classroom — to a faculty renowned for groundbreaking research, scholarship and artistic output.

Located in suburban Boston, Brandeis supports a program of learning that emphasizes an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life problems. Undergraduates, from the very first year, enjoy leadership positions and exceptional research opportunities. Alumni pursue careers in a wide array of fields, and advanced studies in the nation's leading graduate and professional schools.

Characterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis is the only university in the United States founded by the Jewish community as a nonsectarian, multicultural institution, welcoming students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and beliefs. Named for the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, who stood for the rights of individuals, Brandeis University was founded in the belief that, through acquiring and sharing knowledge throughout our lives, we can work together to repair the world.

A newly adopted strategic plan guiding institutional decision-making for the next five years and beyond reflects the university’s values and aspirations to cherish and nurture student potential, celebrate innovation and imagination, and improve the world.