Brandeis campus landscape

Visiting Brandeis

Check out our 235-acre campus in vibrant, diverse Waltham. Extra credit: The views of nearby Boston, America’s premier college town, are amazing.

Maps and directions

Brandeis is nine miles west of Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and New England’s largest city. We’re easy to get to: More than 40 airlines fly into Logan International Airport, the campus is within a half-day’s drive of every major city in the Northeast, and Boston is a hub for Amtrak and several major bus lines.

Places to stay

Many lodging options are available in Waltham or just a short drive away, including extended-stay hotels, Airbnb rentals and boutique hotels. For even more choices, you can try Boston, which is easily accessible via mass transit or car.

Places to eat

Waltham is foodie heaven. Find Italian, American, Greek, Indian, Mexican, seafood, kosher and vegan menus downtown and on Moody Street.

Explore Waltham

The historic city of Waltham — population 60,000 — offers a wide array of restaurants, shops, and theaters to suit any taste. Downtown Waltham is just a 20-minute walk from campus or a quick trip on the university shuttle.

Money Magazine ranked Waltham as one of the best places in Massachusetts to live. The magazine said, "Diversity is also a plus here: Approximately one in four residents was born outside the U.S. That’s reflected in the area’s restaurants, especially along the renowned Moody Street, where you can dine on everything from pho to tapas to tandoori kebabs."

The trendy Main Street–Moody Street area, with its dozens of ethnic eateries, fine antique shops and popular boutiques, has become one of Greater Boston's most popular night-on-the-town destinations. From there, it's a short walk to the Embassy Cinema, a six-screen multiplex featuring a mix of independent film, foreign-language cinema and Hollywood favorites — not to mention an espresso bar.

Visiting Boston

One of the nation’s oldest and most historic cities, Boston is also young and contemporary. You can’t miss the vibrant impact of the 250,000 college students who live in Greater Boston. Live music, great theater, world famous museums, fabulous food, championship sports teams, breathtaking architecture and cityscapes make Boston a global destination.

Brandeis’ host city of Waltham is a short car or train ride from Boston.

Visitors with disabilities

We want you to make the most of your visit. If you require assistance, please reach out to the designated contact for the event you are attending or the office you are visiting. 

If you are a prospective student, you may indicate these requests when you register for a campus visit.

Explore Brandeis

See the Brandeis University campus — by air

Swoop down, up and around the science and humanities buildings, chapels, athletic facilities, graduate schools, student centers and fields that make Brandeis University a vibrant community.

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