is a small, private university
in Waltham, Massachusetts
. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, bordering Weston on the west and Newton on the south. As of 2003, it had approximately 3000 undergraduates, 1300 graduate students and 500 faculty members.
Founded in 1948 on the site of the former Middlesex University, Brandeis is the youngest private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the United States. The school is named for the late United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis.
The university's principal academic components are:
- The College of Arts and Sciences
- The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- Lown School of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
- Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies
- Graduate School of International Economics and Finance
- The Volen National Center for Complex Systems
- The Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory
The Brandeis University Press publishes books in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields.
Brandeis University is also home to the Rose Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art.
The Brandeis University athletic teams ("The Judges") compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference of the NCAA Division III.