Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a private research university located in Waltham Massachusetts, just west of Boston. The university is named after Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 2016, the university was ranked 34th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Facts & Figures:

Tuition: $47,558

Undergraduate Population: 3,610

Graduate Enrollment: 2,047

Total Enrollment: 5,657

4 Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Campus Rating

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Yellow Light

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) - Grade: DNo required courses in Literature, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Science. 

Campus Spotlight

  • Political Student Organizations: 

    Liberal (6): Brandeis Climate Justice, Brandeis Immigration Education Initiative, Brandeis Labor Coalition, Brandeis Democrats, Students for Justice in Palestine, Students for NARAL

    Conservative (3): Brandeis Libertarians, Brandeis Conservatives, Brandeis Israel Public Affairs Committee

    Employee Political Contributions (2012-2016): 

    Democrats: $233,409 (96.5%)

    Republicans: $8,500 (3.5%)

    All Stories

    Brandeis caves to diversity demands after 12-day student sit-in
  • After nearly two weeks, a student sit-in at Brandeis University ended Tuesday when the administration agreed to take action on a list of demands for improving diversity. The Boston Globe reports that “hundreds” of students participated in the 12-day sit-in, camping in the hallways of the school’s administration center until officials agreed to address their 13-point ultimatum. ...

  • Professors admit Brandeis Law is committed to ‘liberal agenda’
  • Two professors from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law claimed in a series of op-eds Sunday that the school’s commitment to social justice constitutes a “liberal agenda.” “Since 1846 the law school at the University of Louisville has provided nonpartisan space for individuals to teach, discuss, and research matters of law and public policy,”...

  • 'Microaggression' exhibit at Brandeis 'microaggresses' students
  • Only on a college campus would an art project about microaggressions become a microaggression itself. Members of Brandeis University’s Asian American Student Association (AASA) were recently pressured to apologize after hanging posters outside a campus building aimed at addressing the “microaggressions” Asian students allegedly endure on a daily basis. The collection of small...

  • Brandeis student journalist given 'no contact order' after covering anti-cop tweets
  • Administrators at Brandeis University have issued a “no contact order” against student journalist Daniel Mael, who previously received death threats for publicly blasting a student’s tweets praising the NYPD cop killings, according to The Washington Free Beacon. Administrators issued a “no contact order” between senior Mael and fellow Brandeis student Michael...

  • Professor quits because there are too many conservatives on campus
  • A professor of politics at Brandeis University is retiring because he could no longer tolerate conservatives on campus. According to the Brandeis student newspaper, The Justice, Professor Donald Hindley will step down from the position he has held for over half of a century because, as he said, there are “far fewer … let me call them, activist, liberal-minded people” at...

  • Student gets death threats for publicizing liberal tweets
  • Apparently, reporting on public comments by a student leader can be “cyber stalking” and “libel” at Brandeis University. Truth Revolt reporter and Brandeis University student Daniel Mael publicized tweets by Khadijah Lynch, a student leader, who said that she had “no sympathy” for NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were brutally murdered earlier...

  • University celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with 'Lick of the Irish' oral sex workshop
  • Brandeis University students are getting lucky this week as the school celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a female oral sex workshop. The “‘Lick’ of the Irish Cunnilingus Workshop” will be held this week at the private research university. Hosted by the school’s Student Sexuality Information Service (SSIS), the workshop will be held on campus and is listed as a...