Be who you are. Become who you're meant to be.

At Brandeis, we empower our students to do great things. It all starts with a close-knit, welcoming community — and a shared commitment to changing the world.

We're a medium-sized, top-tier research university — which means our students enjoy a combination of resources and access they won't find at larger schools. Here, you'll build close relationships with faculty and a dynamic community of students who are as invested in bettering themselves as they are in pursuing a greater good. You'll discover unmatched undergraduate research opportunities. And you'll find the flexibility to combine different academic interests or pursue graduate-level coursework. At Brandeis, the path you choose is truly your own.

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Openness and inclusion are in our DNA.

Brandeis was established in 1948 by the American Jewish community at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities, and women, faced discrimination in higher education. Our visionary founders established a nonsectarian research university that welcomed talented faculty and students of all backgrounds and beliefs. From the outset, Brandeis focused on undergraduate education, while building a pioneering research enterprise. Read more about our story.

At its core, Brandeis is animated by a set of values that are rooted in Jewish history and experience. Learn more about our Jewish roots.

At Brandeis, diversity, equity and inclusion aren't just important — they're the values that define and guide us. They inspire us to continue to reflect, grow and do more to affect positive change, locally and globally.

33% of our undergraduates are students of color. 20% of undergraduates are international students.

Our students are our story.

Ask yourself what truly inspires, energizes and moves you. You're likely to find Brandeisians — in class, in clubs and activities and out in the world — who share those passions. At Brandeis, you'll discover and explore so many ways to create change. Whether through groundbreaking scientific discovery, volunteering in your community or simply questioning the status quo, we empower you to make a difference — and pursue a lifetime of impact.

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Brandeisian Stories

Explore student stories and testimonials, and start picturing yourself here.

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Brandeis By the Numbers

Check out the facts and figures behind our story.

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Life After Brandeis

Learn about all the amazing places a Brandeis education can take you.

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A Day in the Life

Join these students as they take you along through a day at Brandeis.

Check Out the View(book)

Looking for more stories about the Brandeis experience? Flip through our viewbook to read how we help students explore, learn and grow.