Brandeis University

Brandeis was founded in 1948, at a time when discrimination and quotas still restricted access to higher education. Its impetus was a powerful idea: the only non-sectarian institution founded by the Jewish community, Brandeis would be open to all, embracing the pluralism of American society, and with a commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Powerfully focused on academic rigor and intensity, it almost immediately equaled and exceeded older institutions, prizing intellectual inquiry and relishing discussion and debate. In its thirteenth year, Brandeis earned Phi Beta Kappa recognition, the youngest institution ever to do so. Brandeis offers a distinctive model: the personal attention and flexibility of a liberal arts college with the depth and opportunity of a research institution. Brandeis enrolls 3,600 undergraduate students, drawn from all parts of the nation and the world and from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. A faculty of tremendous scholarly distinction is equally committed to education - every faculty member teaches. A small student-faculty ratio preserves close connections between teachers and students. You will be educated in the classroom, but also in the field, the studio, and the laboratory, both locally and globally, and we integrate these various modes of experiential education and discovery with classroom learning. Brandeis is academically intense: most undergraduates complete two majors or combine a major with one or more minors, and a number pursue one of our 13 combined Bachelor-Masters degree programs. Students average an amazing three internships before graduation.Brandeis students also sustain a vibrant co-curricular life. From two student newspapers, a radio and television station, 19 varsity sports, and over 200 other clubs and organizations, you will have unrivaled opportunity for campus leadership. Student activities, from our famous Chums coffee house to over 350 performing arts events each year, combine with school-wide traditions to keep campus life busy every evening and weekend. Students also enjoy our location in the Boston area, with a commuter rail stop right on campus and shuttle services offering easy access to Americas greatest college town. Following our commitment to social justice, Brandeis largest student group focuses on community service, and students logged over 50,000 hours of service in the past year.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1948 N/A Semester $866.8 million 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 (781) 736-2000
overall score total score state city online paying global
68 100.0 Massachusetts Waltham 48 132