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Brandeis University

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Brandeis University

Motto "אמת"
("Emet", Hebrew for "Truth")
Established 1948
School type Private
President Jehuda Reinharz
Location Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Enrollment 3,051 undergraduate, 1,346 graduate
Faculty 465
Campus Suburban, 235 acres (1 km²)
Mascot Ollie, the Owl

Brandeis University is a small, private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, 10 miles from Boston. Founded in 1948 as a coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University, Brandeis is the youngest private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the United States. Despite its relatively recent founding, Brandeis is recognized as one of the world's leading institutions of higher education.

The university is named for the late United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis.


About Brandeis

As of 2003, the university had approximately 3000 undergraduates, 1300 graduate students and 500 faculty members.

The schools of the University include:

Brandeis is also known as home to the Rose Art Museum , a museum of modern and contemporary art.

Fraternities and sororities are not recognized by Brandeis University and there are none present on campus.

The university boasts a very active student government, the Brandeis Student Union which can be found at, as well as more than 200 student organizations, which are listed at

The current Provost of the university, Marty Krauss is an expert on disability policy and family-based caregiving.

The Brandeis University Press publishes books in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields.

The university's athletic teams ("The Judges") compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference of the NCAA Division III. The school's official colors are blue and white.

The College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which offer 38 majors and 42 minors.

Note that starting in 1997, the University of Louisville began calling its law school the Brandeis School of Law, but it is not affiliated with Brandeis University in any way. Brandeis University does not have a law school.


The presidents of Brandeis University have been:

Notable faculty

All faculty may be found in the Brandeis Faculty Guide.

Notable alumni

Campus Publications

The Justice is Brandeis' independent student weekly newspaper, which appears every Tuesday on campus and at

The Hoot is Brandeis' community newspaper which is written by students and provides coverage of topics of interest and concern to Brandeis students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It appears every Friday on campus and at

External links

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