Fast Facts

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The School of Arts and Sciences, which includes the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is the academic heart of Brandeis University.

The school is known for its internationally renowned faculty, world-class teaching, diverse student body, small class size and abundance of research and community engagement opportunities for its intellectually curious and high-achieving students.

The School of Arts and Sciences comprises four divisions: creative arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Undergraduate Student Body

Category Number
Total Undergraduates 3,688
Female-Identifying 60.8%
Male-Identifying 39.2%
Domestic Students of Color 33%
U.S. States Represented 47
Students from Outside Massachusetts 69%
International Students 20%
Countries Represented 58

Undergraduate Academics

Category Number
Majors 44
Students Who Double Major 52%
Minors 50
Interdisciplinary Programs 29
Departments 23
Classes With 19 Students or Fewer 57%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10:1
Approved Study-Abroad Programs 200
Students Who Study Abroad 40%

Graduate Student Body and Academics

Category Number
Doctoral Programs 17
Doctoral Students 439
Master's and Postbaccalaureate Programs 40+
Master's Students 353
Postbaccalaureate and Nondegree Students 33
Domestic Students of Color 16%
International Students 36%
International Countries Represented 42


Category Numbers
Full-time Faculty 327
Tenure-line Faculty 239
Nontenure-line Faculty 88
Part-time Faculty* 112
Nobel Prize Winners 2
Pulitzer Prize Winners 3
Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 7
Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 9
Members of the National Academy of Sciences 7
MacArthur Fellows 2
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators 3
* Includes staff and graduate students with faculty appointments.

“Ever since I stepped on campus, I've felt safe in a welcoming and passionate environment that has allowed me to freely explore all of my interests without any judgement.”

Krupa Sourirajan '23