Students walking on campus with trees in the foreground


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

559 (as of fall 2023)


1,451 (as of fall 2023)

Tuition and Financial Aid

$67,082 per year

$19,944 per year (double; All Access + 5 Plan)

More than $85 million in scholarships and grants each year to undergraduates.


Two 15-week semesters

43 majors, 51 minors

Academic policies

Visit the Office of the University Registrar website.

Student Body

Undergraduate: 3,687 (as of fall 2022)

Graduate: 1,594 (as of fall 2022)

Undergraduate female-male ratio

57.3% to 42.7%

Student-to-faculty ratio

10 to 1

SAT middle 50 percent

1340-1520 (combined)

Acceptance rate

39 percent

Activities and Recreation

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