Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a world-class research institution with the intimacy and personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Brandeis is an accredited, non-sectarian institution focused on academic excellence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs.
Brandeis counts among its faculty six members of the National Academies, four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, three Pulitzer Prize winners and two MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" recipients.
Brandeis is ranked by prestigious publications such as U.S. News & World Report (No. 34) and Forbes (No. 57). Brandeis is a member of the Association of American Universities, which represents the leading research institutions in North America and is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.