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Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Brandeis University is a community of scholars and students united by their commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission from generation to generation. As a research university, Brandeis is dedicated to the advancement of the humanities, arts and social, natural and physical sciences. As a liberal arts college, Brandeis affirms the importance of a broad and critical education in enriching the lives of students and preparing them for full participation in a changing society, capable of promoting their own welfare, yet remaining deeply concerned about the welfare of others.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is named for the late Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the distinguished associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and reflects the ideals of academic excellence and social justice he personified. Coeducational classes began on the site of the former Middlesex University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with 107 students and 13 faculty members.

Guided for 20 years by its founding president, Abram L. Sachar, Brandeis grew quickly, establishing itself as an important national and international center for teaching and research. In 1961, only 13 years after the university's founding, Phi Beta Kappa accreditation was conferred. Under each succeeding president, the university continued to grow in breadth and stature, while maintaining the very human scale of its educational environment and its solid liberal arts focus.

In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the Association of American Universities, which represents the 61 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
201
2018
201 -3
2017
198
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
201 100
2017
301 -100
2016
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
253
2017
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2016
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
429 -18
2018
411 -10
2017
401
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Accreditation

Brandeis University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education reaffirmed Brandeis University’s accreditation in fall 2006.

The NEASC Commission commended GPS on the quality of its online programs, on the uniform content and quality between online and classroom-based courses of the same course title, and on the attention given to advising and support for students enrolled in online courses.

Many online degrees at other institutions lack accreditation. We’re proud to say that all programs at Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies are accredited.

Student Reviews

The Brandeis Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
My experience at Brandeis was incredible, but it did take me a while to find my social niche on campus. Everyone is very friendly, but the Brandeis experience is not for everyone. My program, Environmental Studies, is underfunded and understaffed. It's a small major, but I enjoyed that because it meant I got to interact closely with my professors and really get to know them. On the other hand, ...
Studies at Brandeis
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Having completed my first year at Brandeis' and started my second-year internship with a non-profit leaves me well equipped and position well for the job market. I am a gender specialist in the making and so happy. I am so grateful for such a great recommendation through global study. I have met people learn different cultures and an in-depth acquisition of world-class knowledge that puts me...

Waltham, Massachusetts, United States