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 3,639
Female-to-Male Ratio 59:41
Domestic Students of Color 29%
U.S. States Represented 47
Students from Outside Massachusetts 72%
International Students 20%
International Countries Represented 94
Pell Grant Recipients 16%

Undergraduate Academics

Category Number
Majors 44
Students Who Double Major 54%
Minors 51
Interdisciplinary Programs 25
Departments 22
Classes With 19 Students or Fewer 60%
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

Faculty

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.