Re-Fridge at Brandeis


Sitting on a 235-acre campus in Waltham, Mass., Brandeis was founded in 1948 after the failing Middlesex University–at the time the only medical school in the country that didn’t impose a quota on Jewish students–entered an agreement to be purchased by a New York-based committee hoping to establish a Jewish-sponsored secular university. In its earliest years, before a falling out over founding disagreements, the school was championed by Albert Einstein. The trustees even offered to name the institution after Einstein but the scientist declined. Today, the school has a strong liberal arts focus and in 2016 it was ranked 34th among national universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report.