Characterized by academic excellence since its founding in 1948, Brandeis University is one of the youngest private research universities, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country.
Ranked 35th among U.S. universities in US News and World Report, Brandeis University combines the faculty and resources of a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college.
For students, that means unsurpassed access — both in and out of the classroom — to a faculty renowned for groundbreaking research, scholarship and artistic output. At Brandeis, professors bring newly minted knowledge straight from the field or lab to the classroom.
Brandeis University supports an innovative and exciting program of learning that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and the solution of real-life problems. Undergraduates, from their very first year, enjoy leadership positions and research opportunities typically available only to upperclassmen and graduate-level students.
A Remarkable History
Founded in 1948, the university is named for Louis Dembitz Brandeis, a distinguished United States Supreme Court justice. With early faculty members such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Leonard Bernstein, Brandeis quickly established an international reputation. Just thirteen years after its founding, it was accredited by Phi Beta Kappa. In 1985, it was elected to the Association of American Universities, the exclusive "club" of 61 leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada.
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