Brandeis University

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"Brandeis" redirects here. For the U.S. Supreme Court justice, see Louis Brandeis

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Brandeis University is a small, private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, 9 miles west of 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 and small size, Brandeis is highly regarded academically and has several first rate research programs (in particular, within Biology, Physics, and Computer Science).

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


About Brandeis

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Usen Castle, the most recognized building on campus

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

The schools of the University include:

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

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

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

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Usen Castle has been featured on a U.S. Postcard (1998)

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

WBRS at 100.1 FM is the school's radio station.

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.

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


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The Three Chapels: Berlin (Jewish), Bethlehem (Catholic), and Harlan (Protestant)

The presidents of Brandeis University have been:

Notable faculty

All faculty may be found in the Brandeis Faculty Guide (

Notable alumni

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The Rose Art Museum
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Entrance to the Science Library
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Shapiro Campus Center

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

The Archon is Brandeis' yearboook, which is produced by students.

External links

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