Photo of Boston's skyline in the evening

Small Wonder

In the 2013-2014 College Destinations Index, a recent nationwide rating of higher-education destinations, Boston left its competition in the dust. The city finished in the top 3 in virtually every category, including academic environment, cultural and social resources, quality of life and professional opportunities.


Beantown. The Hub. The Cradle of Liberty. The Athens of America.

Quincy MarketTo Boston's many nicknames, add College Town USA. With more than 300,000 college students calling the city home, Boston is the nation's premier higher education destination.

A thriving college town such as Boston means more educational opportunities for its students — and more opportunities for fun.

Getting into the city — a mere nine miles from campus — is a breeze. The Brandeis shuttle bus makes nearly 30 trips a week into Boston, and a commuter train stop is just a few minutes’ walk from campus.

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Red arrow pointing right Check out some links with information to help you get around town.