Precollege Programs

Why Brandeis?

As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Our 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, a hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, and as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious, and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. At Brandeis, you will discover a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century.

The Brandeis Precollege Experience

Genesis at Brandeis is Brandeis Precollege's residential summer program. At Genesis, you'll connect with other motivated teens from around the globe, learn with Brandeis faculty and staff, and explore the Brandeis campus during a life-changing summer of learning and experiential programming with a vibrant Jewish community of friends.

While Brandeis University’s Undergraduate Admissions does not favor those who participate in Brandeis Precollege programs in its admissions decisions, it does consider all extracurricular and summertime activities in students’ applications — including academically challenging programs like our Precollege programs, paid employment, internships, volunteerism and more.