The new Shapiro Admissions Center is a welcoming sight

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Brandeis opened its latest gift from the Shapiro family this week – the $14 million Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center.

The gleaming new structure sits in the same spot as the original Shapiro admissions building, but has twice the available space to accommodate a surge in interest in the university among high school students and their parents.

The new 20,000-square-foot building, designed by Charles Rose Architects, includes a welcome center, a financial services satellite office, and a 100-seat presentation room equipped with state-of-the art technology.

The admissions center is the second project supported by the Shapiro family to open on the Brandeis campus this year. In the spring, constructions crews completed work on the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center – a 100,000-square foot complex that is the cornerstone of the university’s science renewal efforts.


“It is impossible to overstate the importance of the Shapiro family’s dedication to Brandeis University,” said President Jehuda Reinharz, PhD ’72. “For more than a half-century, Brandeis students and faculty have been the beneficiaries of their enduring commitment to this institution.”

Visit the Admissions Web site for more information about the office, or applying to Brandeis.

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