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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 45 - Brandeis University


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Brandeis University is a medium-sized, top-tier research university in Waltham, Massachusetts. Brandeis was founded in 1948 by the American Jewish community and offers a unique combination of resources and access. The most popular majors at Brandeis University include Economics, Biology/Biological Sciences, Public Policy Analysis and Social Sciences.


Brandeis has over 200 student-run clubs and organizations. These include service organizations, cultural awareness groups, performing groups, spiritual and religious groups, sports and games clubs, student leadership and activism groups, student publications, a television station (BTV), and a radio station (WBRS). The Department of Student Engagement supports these university clubs and organizations and encourages creative learning and leadership development.


I‘m guessing that the matzo ball soup in the cafeteria is legit.


Notable alumni include actors Angela Davis, Debra Messing and Tyne Daly, and activist Abbie Hoffman. (For those who don’t know, they are not all women.)


Here are some unique aspects of Brandeis University:

  • Jewish roots: Brandeis is animated by a set of values that are rooted in Jewish history and experience. The university was founded by the American Jewish community at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities, and women, faced discrimination in higher education.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion: At Brandeis, diversity, equity, and inclusion are the values that define and guide the university.

  • Social justice foundation: The university encourages students to think critically about issues of inequality and provides many opportunities (e.g. scholarships, internships).

  • Undergraduate education: From the outset, Brandeis focused on undergraduate education, while building a pioneering research enterprise.

  • Top-tier research institution: Since its early days, Brandeis has been a top-tier university with global reach, attracting students and faculty from around the world to pursue learning and scholarship at the highest level.

  • Close-knit community: Brandeis is a medium-sized university where students build close relationships with faculty and a dynamic community of students who are as invested in bettering themselves as they are in pursuing a greater good.

  • Fun facts: Brandeis has the second-highest Jewish student population of any college in the U.S.. There are 7 different buildings on campus named after Nobel laureates.


Brandeis University's acceptance rate tends to be around 39%. The average SAT score range for students who get into Brandeis is between 1370-1530, and the average ACT score range is between 31-34.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/

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