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As a medium-sized, top-tier research university, Brandeis offers a culture of learning and mentorship essential to a 21st-century liberal arts education. Close relationships with professors and research opportunities that enable first-year students to collaborate with faculty members are among Brandeis’ academic advantages. Whether you want to take graduate-level courses, partner with a faculty mentor on fieldwork, or see what happens when you bridge neuroscience and studio art, you will be able to challenge yourself intellectually and explore your personal interests.


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Inclusion begins with our founding values.

The American Jewish community established Brandeis at a time when discrimination barred Jews and other marginalized groups from many leading U.S. colleges and universities. Our founders envisioned a school that would be open to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of background. Diversity, equity and inclusion aren't just important values at Brandeis today — they are rooted in our identity as an institution. They serve as a regular reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow.


of Brandeis undergraduates are students of color. Twenty percent of undergraduates are international students.

Brandeisians are committed to improving the world.

No matter what inspires you or prompts you to ask "why," you will meet other Brandeisians in class — or through more than 200 student-led clubs and organizations — who share your passions. You will learn how to apply your curiosity, skills, knowledge and values to benefit society. As a community, we work toward positive change, locally and globally. Even a global pandemic hasn't stopped us from coming together to support one another with compassion and community spirit, regardless of where we are.

And we are stronger for it.


The Princeton Review ranks Brandeis #6 for students most engaged in community service.

Community Service at Brandeis