Andrew Flagel

Advice, Observations and the Broad View from Brandeis' Andrew Flagel

Gimmicks in essays, the "perfect school' fixation, testing, and show 'em the money... Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, talks all things college admission with the Boston Globe. One of the great takeaways:  "There is a disconnect between this current worry that somehow being an English major is a disadvantage. In reality, what employers are looking for is great employees — employees with communication skills, who are critical thinkers, problem solvers, able to work with others, and good leaders. And that’s exactly at the heart of a liberal arts education." Read all of his terrific advice here.

Brandeis U Joins the Gourmet Guide

Are you visiting Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on one of your college trips? If so, we now have the best bets for where to dine after you tour the campus of this private research university nine miles west of Boston.  There are recommendations for breakfast -- caramel crunch French toast; lunch -- pad thai, pizza and steak sandwiches; and dinner -- tapas, tostadas de ceviche and sushi, as well as the best places to stop by for coffee, ice cream and burgers, of course. Thank you to Brandeis Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel and students Reed Zukerman and Rachel Nelson! Check out their full reviews here.

Andrew Flagel, Brandeis University

Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment at Brandeis University, joins us this month to answer our questions about the private liberal arts university located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About 3,500 undergraduates live and study on the 235-acre Brandeis campus, which is close enough to Boston to enjoy a view of that city’s skyline. Founded in 1948, the university is named for Louis Brandeis, the first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Its origin story continues to inform the school’s mission and milieu — but we will let Mr. Flagel tell you more about that.

In the meantime, some fun facts: