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University and Administration



Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles west of Boston

Ronald D. Liebowitz (since July 1, 2016)

Lisa R. Kranc ’75, chair (elected 2021)


Truth, Even Unto Its Innermost Parts

Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation.

Read the full mission statement

Brandeis University was established in 1948 as a model of ethnic and religious pluralism.

Read the full diversity statement


Private research university with a liberal arts focus


235 acres comprising more than 100 academic and residential buildings


Blue and white

Faculty and Staff

565 (as of fall 2021)


1,314 (as of fall 2021)

Tuition and Financial Aid

$61,724 per year

$17,092 per year (double, 12-meal plan)

More than $71 million in scholarships and grants each year to undergraduates


Two 15-week semesters

44 majors, 51 minors

Academic policies

Visit the Office of the University Registrar website.

Student Body

Undergraduate: 3,591 (as of fall 2021)

Graduate: 1,967 (as of fall 2021)

Undergraduate female-male ratio

59.5% to 40.5%

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 to 1

SAT middle 50 percent

1350-1470 (combined)

Acceptance rate

34 percent

Activities and Recreation

19 varsity sports (9 men’s, 10 women’s)