Brandeis University • Waltham, United States
Usually ranked in or around the top 200 universities globally, we have the private Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts – with a suburban campus only 9 miles (14km) west of Boston. It was founded in 1948. The university focuses primarily on liberal arts and is named after the first Jewish Justice of the US Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis.
The university teaches programmes at both under- and postgraduate levels to, currently, over 5,000 students (approximately 25% of which are international students). There are more than 400 academic staff members. Much research also takes place at Brandeis, and students there learn extremely up-to-date material from their teachers thanks to Brandeis’s focus on this area.
It is organised into several schools, these being: The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis International Business School, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Brandeis University College of Arts and Sciences, and Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies. In particular, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management is known for its high level of graduate programmes in areas such as social work and international development. Students at Brandeis may also take on internships or research assistantships, etc. The university aims to educate students in a practical manner so as to allow them to be as successful as possible in their careers after college.
The institute’s motto, translated from Hebrew into English, is ‘truth even unto its innermost parts.’