Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.It was tied for 34th among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2016 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013.

Brandeis fields 19 Division III varsity athletic programs. Competing in the University Athletic Association (UAA), Brandeis athletic teams are among the nation’s most successful. Brandeis has won NCAA team championships in men’s soccer (1976) and men’s cross country (1983), as well as 24 individual titles. Brandeis teams have earned 17 NCAA Division III Tournament berths and won eight Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC) New England crowns in the last decade. Nine teams have earned national rankings, with men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer all ascending to the top 10 in the nation during that span. In 2014, the men’s team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row.