Choosing a college (education) is a really big decision. There's so much to think about: size, location, campus community, professors, career services, majors, clubs. The good news is that the most important qualities of a Brandeis education never change: academic rigor, a welcoming, diverse community, innovation in teaching and learning.
Inquiry, scholarship, collaboration and a passion to improve human lives are the building blocks of our DNA. At Brandeis, students learn persistence, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking — and, of course, the joy of discovery.
Free pizza at midnight during finals. Bubble soccer. Organic vegetables from our rooftop farm. Clubs that range from a cappella groups to skydiving. If you can’t find your passion here, you can create it — and find other Brandeisians who want to join you.
Art makes things happen. It bridges cultures and forges understanding. It sparks conversation and inspires creativity. Since our founding, the arts have always played an important role in our commitment to global citizenship and social change.
There is no other place like Brandeis. As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation.
Thinkers, doers, creators, leaders. In every profession, industry and endeavor, our alumni are engaged at the top of their game. Take a closer look at the selection below, and discover how Brandeisians are changing the world.
Paul Anastas, MA’87, PhD’89, director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University
Debbie Berebichez ’96, physicist, STEM advocate
Bonnie Berger ’83, professor of applied math and computer science, MIT; first woman in MIT math department to earn tenure
Adam Cheyer ’88, co-founder, Siri voice-activated personal assistant
Susan Band Horowitz, PhD’63, co-inventor of cancer-fighting drug Taxol
Leslie Lamport, MA'71, PhD'72, principal researcher, Microsoft and developer of LaTeX (Turing Award winner)
Roderick MacKinnon ’78, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor, The Rockefeller University (Nobel laureate)
Eve Marder ’69, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, Brandeis; member of advisory board for President Barack Obama’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative
Edward Witten ’71, Charles Simonyi Professor of Mathematical Physics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (Fields Medal winner)
To thee, Alma Mater,
We’ll always be true.
All Hail to thy standard,
The white and the blue.
Proclaiming thy future,
Recalling thy past.
Our hopes spring from mem’ries
With sorrows we’ll leave thee,
New worlds to create.
May deeds of thy children
Make thee forever great!